spread (oneself) thin

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spread (oneself) thin

To engage in too many tasks or responsibilities to do all of them properly; to overextend oneself. I'm sorry, but I can't take on another tutoring job this semester—I've already spread myself thin.
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spread (oneself) thin

To work on too many projects: overextend oneself.
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He knows playing at a higher level requires more commitment - UC Santa Barbara reached the NCAA soccer title game in 2004 - and he doesn't want to spread himself thin.
He spread himself thin, dashing from one assignment to another, and he was a true technophile.