push too far

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Can the Iranians be convinced that if they push too far, they might lose the advantages they have gained?
Like the Philippines, it is also at odds with China, although it is wary not to push too far against a major trade partner.
But the authors argue that "one would be wise not to push too far the conceit that we are smarter than our predecessors.
Dargo said: "We can punish opponents if they push too far on to us and leave gaps.
So what happens when you push too far and hurt yourself?