To overshoot Robin Hood
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2014-10-15. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-28.
The meaning of the proverbial expression To overshoot Robin Hood is "to make an absurdly extravagant claim".
Collections and lists
- Dobson, R.B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976), p. 292.
- Turner, J. Horsfall. The History of Brighouse, Rastrick, and Hipperholme; with Manorial Notes on Coley, Lightcliffe, Northowram, Shelf, Fixby, Clifton and Kirklees (Bingley, Yorkshire, 1893), p. 203.