overachiever

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over- +‎ achiever

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overachiever (plural overachievers)

  1. One who overachieves; one who has too much success.
    • 1980, Susan Sontag, "Mind as Passion" in Under the Sign of Saturn, New York: Vintage, 1981, pp. 192-3,
      It is the portrait of one of the great teacher-parents, a zealot of European high culture self-confidently at work before the time that turned such a parent into a selfish tyrant and such a child into an "overachiever," to use the philistine label which conveys the contemporary disdain for precocity and intellectual ardor.

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