overkill

/ˌoʊvɚˈkɪl/

  • Noun
  • something that is much larger, greater, etc., than what is needed for a particular purpose
    1. Yes, we need a new car, but this huge truck seems like overkill.
    2. The incident got blown out of proportion because of media overkill. [=the media gave it much more attention than it deserved]