Origin of overboard
Examples from the Web for overboard
En route to California, he reportedly tossed his works of Lenin overboard, to avoid trouble from the U.S. authorities.
Candidates like Bush, Chris Christie and Marco Rubio “want to toss Republicans overboard.”
But then he very skillfully and decisively throws Carrie overboard to protect the agency.‘Homeland’ Showrunner: ‘We Knew We Had to Plot a New Course’|Andrew Romano|September 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“It went so overboard, it really seemed like there was another agenda,” he said.Guy Fieri Battles Scathing New York Times Review by Pete Wells|Katie Baker|November 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
A suspicious Cal soon discovers his father was complicit in taking Richard out to sea and throwing him overboard.Must Read Novels: Ballard, Dybek, and Krasznahorkai|Jacob Silverman, Malcolm Forbes, John McIntyre|April 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Upon this another of the foreign merchants cries, By gar, if they will not have it at all, we must throw it overboard!A History of Caricature and Grotesque|Thomas Wright
But Rosy see 'em coming, jammed the tiller over, the boom swung across and swept the three overboard pretty as you please.Cape Cod Stories|Joseph C. Lincoln
One night he carried up some of the best pieces and hove them overboard.Peter Trawl|W. H. G. Kingston
We hung on a little longer, but it got to be too much for us and overboard we went.The Seiners|James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
The latter pitches him overboard, goes on for the princess, and does not tell her of her loss till they arrive at court.The Grateful Dead|Gordon Hall Gerould
- to be extremely enthusiastic
- to go to extremes
"over the side of a ship," Old English ofor bord, from over + bord "side of a ship" (see board (n.2)). Figurative sense of "excessively, beyond one's means" (especially in phrase go overboard) first attested 1931 in Damon Runyon.
see go overboard.