spread (something or oneself) too thin(redirected from spreaded ourselves too thin)
spread (something or oneself) too thin
To expend more time, resources, or energy than one is able to maintain; to undertake too many activities at the same time. I'm sorry, I'm finding it hard to focus on what you're saying. I've just been spreading myself a bit too thin lately. I know you're eager to branch out across the state, but we have to be careful not to spread our team too thin.
spread too thin
Having invested or used up more resources, energy, or time than one has to offer; overwhelmed by undertaking too many activities at the same time. I'm sorry, I'm finding it hard to focus on what you're saying. I'm just spread a bit too thin lately.
spread yourself too thin
If you spread yourself too thin, you try to do too many different things at the same time, with the result that you cannot do any of them well. At the time I was spreading myself too thin, with lots of different projects. Note: Other adverbs can be used instead of too. `There are 80 of us taking care of 117 departments.' — `Isn't that spreading yourself a little thin?' Note: You can also say that a person or organization spreads themselves too thinly. Like so many businesses, the company grew too fast and spread itself too thinly across too many different areas.