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Excessively active.‘the product of an overactive imagination’
- ‘All those fictional holiday heroes were just figments of someone's overactive imagination.’
- ‘Alas, one side effect of an overactive imagination is that I do not sleep without dreaming.’
- ‘It may just be my overactive imagination, but somehow I don't think they get too many young patients.’
- ‘With my overactive imagination, I find myself wondering what the story behind these books is.’
- ‘Most people just call it a full English breakfast, but I have an overactive imagination.’
- ‘Then again, you could always remember her for her infamous temporary insanity and overactive imagination.’
- ‘Sometimes I question whether it really happened or if it was just another product of my overactive imagination.’
- ‘On the other hand, that overactive imagination can also cause irrational fears, superstitions, and even paranoia.’
- ‘She dismissed it as a figment of her extremely overactive imagination.’
- ‘At least Laura will be there to help harness my overactive imagination.’
- ‘Over the years, I tried to make myself believe it had been a bad dream, the product, perhaps, of an overactive imagination.’
- ‘Most of the time he could dismiss his memories as exaggerations, products of an overactive imagination.’
- ‘Her family complained that she was overactive and spending excessive amounts of money.’
- ‘I think he's got an overactive imagination - or else his grandson has.’
- ‘The humour lies in the construction that the listener's overactive imagination can put on these innocuous phrases.’
- ‘When such memories are reported by children they are commonly dismissed by teachers and parents as the product of an overactive imagination.’
- ‘An overactive imagination was something she had to admit to.’
- ‘My overactive imagination conjured up images of me opening the curtains to see a face pressed against the glass, eyeballing me.’
- ‘Many of the Web's finest moments have been created by people with a little too much time on their hands and an overactive imagination.’
- ‘His treatment at a psychiatric institution for an overactive imagination seems to confirm his mental instability.’
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