overshoot

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Paul Sarbanes recently denied that Sarbox was enacted in haste, the evidence is overwhelming that the law overshot the mark.
Speaking from Hong Kong, where he has been living, he said: 'When I took a break in June 2000 it was going to be a four-year sabbatical, so I have overshot the mark.