Mr. Brice was a Yankee and no gentleman, inasmuch as he had overbid a lady for Hester.
This must not be understood as a suggestion that a partner should seldom be overbid.
Then he tried to buy the craft to take out the diamond, but Tom overbid him.
The hands are much too strong to call one Spade, as that also might not be overbid.
Roger bid for them, and was overbid by a farmer of the name of Hatch.
All I ast is for you to not overbid your hands, and I'll do the rest.
Any overbid of an adversary shows strength; an overbid of a partner who has declared No-trump may show weakness.
He should, therefore, overbid it whenever he has sufficient strength to justify such action.