Meaning of oversell
Pronunciation: (ō"vur-sel'), [key]
— v., -sold, -sell•ing.
- to sell more of (a stock, product, etc.) than can be delivered.
- to sell aggressively, as by using high-pressure merchandising techniques.
- to emphasize the good points of excessively and to a self-defeating extent: She so oversold the picnic that I became convinced I'd have a better time at the movies.
- to sell something aggressively.
- to make extreme claims for something or someone.