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To behave in an uncontrolled way - thesaurus


go to extremes

to do something much more than is usual or reasonable



to behave in an uncontrolled way, especially when this involves damaging or destroying property over a wide area

run amok

to behave in an uncontrolled and often violent way

go mad

to start behaving in a dangerous uncontrolled manner



to do, say, use etc more of something than you should



to try to do more than your ability, authority, or money will allow



to try to do too much with the money, people etc that are available



to move from one thing to another in a way that is not planned



to do more than you need to do in trying to correct a fault

max out

to do something with as much energy as possible, or to have too much of something, so that you do not want to do or have it any more

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cross the Rubicon

to do something extreme that cannot later be changed and whose effects cannot be avoided

do something like/as if/as though there is no tomorrow

to do something a lot without thinking about what effects your action might have in the future

go further

to say or do something more extreme

go mad

to do something that is not very sensible or wise

jump the gun

to do or say something too soon, before you know that it is suitable or correct

let something loose

to do something in a sudden uncontrolled way

push the envelope

to go to the limits of what you are allowed to do

run riot

to behave in a noisy and uncontrolled way

take/use a sledgehammer to crack a nut

to do something with more force or energy than you need to

throw the baby out with the bathwater

to get rid of the good and useful aspects of something without intending to, while you try to get rid of its negative aspects



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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