Workers Put a Hole in the Great Wall of China to Make a Shortcut
over the top: doing something in an excessive or extreme way, often more than what is considered normal or acceptable.
Tourists have vandalized China’s famous Great Wall in recent years, but the latest damage is over the top. Two construction workers made a hole in the wall to create a shortcut. The police say this damage can’t be fixed. A 55-year-old woman and a 38-year-old man have been detained.
Construction of the Great Wall was started during the Ming Dynasty in 220 BC. It is 21,196 km long, but 30% of this World Heritage site has disappeared, making this latest vandalism even more egregious.
1. For my birthday, she gave me 100 roses! It was a kind gesture, but a bit over the top.
2. I accidentally bumped into his car, causing a tiny scratch, and he demanded I buy him a new car. That’s just over the top.
3. When she saw someone else wearing the same dress at the party, she threw a drink on them in front of everyone. That was totally over the top.