- having more education, training, or experience than is required for a job or position.
Origin of overqualified
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Examples from the Web for overqualified
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In an economy where everyone is overqualified, having an advanced degree is virtually worthless.Is a GED More Valuable Than a PhD?
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- having more managerial experience or academic qualifications than required for a particular job
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