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Go overboard !!!
Jason You are a chef high in demand these days. What makes your food so special ?
Suzuki My motto is to keep it simple and authentic. I believe some chefs go overboard experimenting with spices and exotic ingredients.
Jason I take it you're not a fan of the fusion trend in food. Would you call yourself a purist ?
Suzuki I wouldn't go so far as to say that, but there's nothing wrong with going back to the basics. Some chefs will add soy sauce to anything.
Jason Speaking of soy sauce, you grew up in Japan. How has that influenced your cooking ?
Suzuki Well, it was my dad who taught me everything I know. I could cook a meal before I could read.
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Go overboard - to do something too much

 
Example : I don't suppose there'll be more than six people eating so I wouldn't go overboard with the food.
 
 
 

On the verge of

Fill me in on the task

I am through working overtime

The numbers didn't add up

Give me the rundown

Cut-throat competition

See the work through

It is feasible

This item is sought-after

Sells like hot cakes

Look it up

Got it all planned out

I've lucked out

Speak your minds

On top of that

We spread out the news

He's all tied up

Keep an eye on

Stuck in traffic

Pricing and samples

Time is ticking away

We talked on the phone

I need to think it over

She's driving a hard bargain

Long-standing support

Production lead time

In no time

Expedite the payment

Defective goods

Work wonders

Get in contact with

You're making me blush

Keep you updated

Filled him in

I'll see to it

Grab a bite

The bottom line is quality

They are high-tech items

Our lead time is 14 days

Fit in with

Have a word with you

I am flattered by your praise

Well begun is half done

I am just a workaholic

Give me a hand

You reap what you sow

Keep track of

It's my treat

A tight schedule

Have a second thought

I've made up my mind

Fire away

It's no bother at all

With flying colors

 

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