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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
overpaid athletes
▪ A general right of recovery of overpaid tax could not incorporate any such restriction.
▪ And printers, who generally regard journalists as overpaid amateurs, are not likely to give up their position without a fight.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Overpay \O`ver*pay"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overpaid; p. pr. & vb. n. Overpaying.]

  1. To pay too much to; to reward too highly.

  2. To pay too much for; as, to overpay the loan balance.


vb. (en-past of: overpay)

  1. v. pay too much [ant: underpay]

  2. [also: overpaid]


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Usage examples of "overpaid".

They're easy to recognize because they're the overpaid, overdressed bastards with swords and you aim for them first.

Those men are what soldiers always are: victims of their officers, and if you want to find where the French have sown their mischief, sir, then you look among those damned, overpaid, overdressed, overfed bloody officers," and Sharpe threw a scornful glance towards the Real Companïa Irlandesa's officers who seemed unsure whether or not they were supposed to follow their men northwards.

He'd prefer not to use any local workers for the risks of espionage and terrorism they posed, but the General Assembly didn't want to send more overpaid government employees.

They were overpaid because of laws passed by the General Assembly under pressure from their unions.

Those same unions had it written into their contracts that the employees couldn't actually be sent anywhere useful, as it presented a risk to those overpaid employees.

Because players and managers were betting on games and seen as grossly overpaid, fans started deserting.

His brother, Sam Wong—Sung is the surname, but Wong decided to be Sam—is my overpaid cook, being the younger of the two Sungs.