* beyond one's means
: more than you can really afford.
It encourages recklessness, living beyond one's means
Laced with comic-strip gags of exploding cars, rockets and fireworks, episodes touch on a mass of current Italian obsessions, including playing the lottery and signing IOUs to live far beyond one's means
, male strip shows and crashing VIP parties.
Even if a magnanimous gift was a reckless expenditure beyond one's means
, it must be given with grace, for acts of prestations reflected and reinforced the Elizabethan social hierarchy.
Thirtysomething made a virtue of sitting around complaining and living beyond one's means
. And studies showed that the recently departed Johnny Carson contributed to insomnia, diminished sexual function and a profound Weltschmerz that will ultimately propel H.
The issue of one owning assets beyond one's means
is not confined only to the ruling elite in Pakistan.
And we may never know exactly what he did with all that money; all his plea agreement says is that he was "living beyond his means for at least 10 years." Living beyond one's means
is common; living beyond one's means
to the tune of a half-million dollars a year or more for a decade is not.
Maybe this agency head has a generous benefactor who permits a lifestyle beyond one's means