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overuse

Health care The common use of a particular intervention even when the benefits of the intervention don't justify the potential harm or cost–eg, prescribing antibiotics for a probable viral URI. Cf Misuse, Underuse.
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Spokesman John Lister said overused phrases were a barrier to communication.
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But so far our relievers have shown no signs of being overused.
Antibiotics are overused everywhere from the doctor's office to the livestock ranch.
If language is currency, using overused words and phrases causes inflation and thereby cheapens one's own writing and speaking.
The strategy, paradoxically, made overused images weirdly vibrant.
It appears to be making a comeback and it's already overused.
There's a lot to talk about young players getting overused and I will use Wayne as I see fit.
It's not an evil plant - just overused and associated with old apartments and gas stations.
And every word Diamond adopts, using Kusama's work as a point of departure, conveys an emotional weight that exceeds its most overused meanings, where the excess is emphasized by the formal solutions, and by the power attributed to the message, due to the large scale of the paintings.