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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Overture.
 
A piece of music for the opening of a concert. To “make an overture to a person” is to be the first to make an advance either towards a reconciliation or an acquaintance. (French, ouverture, opening.)   1
 


 Overreach (Sir Giles).Overy. 

 
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