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overstep

[′ō·vər‚step]
(geology)
An overlap characterized by the regular truncation of older units of a complete sedimentary sequence by one or more later units of the sequence.
A stratum deposited on the upturned edges of underlying strata.
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But to slam Wallace Mercer for trying to take over Hibs and say he didn't like the former Hearts chief because of his attitude and his politics overstepped the mark.
But, as far as I'm concerned, he overstepped the mark yesterday when I became the victim of one of those pranks.
Now that he has overstepped the mark aren't we just a little bit guilty too?
He knew the comments were disgusting as he kept saying, 'I've overstepped the mark again'.
But when Derek Laud - someone who happily did Margaret Thatcher's bidding - says that his party has overstepped the mark Mr Cameron would do well to listen.
The Sun quoted Cook, 26, as saying: "He overstepped the mark and admitted it.
Mullen admitted: "I probably overstepped the mark by encroaching on to the pitch and the referee had to make a decision.
But surely he has overstepped the mark by blasting the integrity of referees supremo Keith Hackett, claiming he rescinded the card because it impacted negatively on Manchester United.
Even those closest to him reckon Romanov overstepped the mark by sticking his neb into the selection of the team.
He said: "Telford, under new management, were intimidating but they overstepped the mark in terms of commitment.
LORD Rennard possibly overstepped the mark with his behaviour towards some women, a senior ally said yesterday.
The gay rights campaigner appears to have overstepped the mark in his support of convicted paedophile Ezra Nawi.