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overplay

verb
     
o‧ver‧play [transitive]
1 to make something seem more important than it is [≠ underplay]:
His role in the group's success has been overplayed.
2

overplay your hand

to behave too confidently because you think you are in a stronger position than you actually are:
The unions overplayed their hand in the end and failed to get the pay rise they wanted.

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