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beyond (one's) means

Exceeding one's available finances. If you keep living beyond your means, you'll deplete your bank account before you know it. Unfortunately, I can't go on the trip anymore—it's just beyond my means these days.
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beyond one's means

more than one can afford. I'm sorry, but this house is beyond our means. Please show us a cheaper one. They feel that a Caribbean cruise is beyond their means.
See also: beyond, mean
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Also during the hearing of another case in which Hamza had been granted interim bail in the assets beyond means case, the door of the court was broken due to rush of the PML-N workers.
Hamza, the son of PML-N president and National Assembly Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif, is facing inquiries in the cases related to Ramzan Sugar Mills, money laundering and assets beyond means.
Last week, a NAB team twice swooped on the 96-H house, believed to be Shehbaz Sharif's residence, allegedly because Hamza Shehbaz was "not cooperating" in the ongoing investigation in the assets beyond means case.
On March 19, the NAB had claimed to have received more evidences against Shehbaz Sharif in assets beyond mean case.
The NAB reportedly has taken the custody of the suspect from the FIA in the income beyond means case.
Gen (Retd) Zahid Ali Akbar, former Chairman WAPDA, allegedly involved in case of making assets beyond means to the tune of Rs.
The NAB executive board had approved the filing of a reference against Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani in assets beyond means case.
The NAB team told the court that there were three cases against the petitioner - assets beyond means, Saaf Pani and Ramzan Sugar Mills.
RAWALPINDI -- Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) leader and former foreign minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif didn't appear before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in connection with a probe into assets beyond means case on Monday, media reported.
LAHORE -- The Lahore High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on a bail petition moved by former Punjab senior minister Abdul Aleem Khan in an inquiry against him on charges of possessing assets beyond means and having undeclared offshore companies.
LAHORE -- National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Hamza Shehbaz, to appear before it in assets beyond means case and Saaf Pani scam on Wednesday (today).
Similarly, former Balochistan Chief Minister (CM) Aslam Raisani is accused of illegal use of power and owning assets beyond means, and the cases are facing delay.
They should also not be divulging the details of investigations to the media for media trial of the political leaders and workers against whom cases of corruption or assets beyond means are being probed.
Yesterday, NAB had raided Shehbaz's Model Town residence to arrest Hamza Shehbaz to arrest Hamza on the basis of evidence against him in the assets beyond means and alleged money laundering case.
LAHORE -- The accountability court on Saturday allowed the NAB to interrogate Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif in jail for another inquiry against him on charge of accumulating assets beyond means.