Over the top指超過正常的程度或一般預期，以致於讓人感到誇張、極端。
Over the top可以用在很多地方，像是言論，有些商人對產品的功效說的天花亂墮，這時可以說他們「make over the top claims about something」。
或是形容表演：The singer's performances are always over the top.
也可以形容一個人的服裝造型大膽：He has always had an independent style, but don't you think purple spiky hair is a bit over the top?
Over the top也可以縮寫為OTT來使用，唸法就是「歐踢踢」：His reaction was a bit OTT.
跟over the top相關的字是overboard，同指超過合理的限度，太過頭了。
例如：He doesn't drink often, but when he does, he tends to go a bit overboard.
或：She went overboard with the decorations.