beyond means

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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.
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Going beyond means more than just using naturally delicious ingredients.
For local road users the situation of the A55 at the end of a very long trans-European trade route leading to Dublin and beyond means there is a real risk that at least some of the heavy vehicles they share the road with will be being driven by people who are both unfamiliar with the road and desperately tired.
The prescription for recovery of economic trends suitable for privatisation, is cutting down the expenditure on consumption, and abandoning the habit of living beyond means of the public sector white elephants.
Mohammad Amin, Mian Babar Qayyum, X-ENs and other officials of Pak PWD as well as Jehanzeb Khan, Deputy Director W&S Bannu for assets beyond means.
Muhammad Amin, Mian Babar Qayyum, Executive Engineers and other officials of Public Works Department as well as Jehanzeb Khan, Deputy Director W&S Bannu for making assets beyond means.
Do not fall into credit cards trap and do not live beyond means.
transactions greater than $10, the emergence of a new micropayment market in 1998 and beyond means smart card and e-money technologies will
The prescription for recovery is cutting down the national expenditure on consumption and abandoning the habit of living beyond means.