have (one's) finger in too many pies

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have (one's) finger in too many pies

To have too many responsibilities or be involved in too many tasks to be effective. You forgot about the PTA meeting because you have your finger in too many pies. I had my finger in too many pies, so I started delegating a lot of my work for that committee.
See also: finger, have, many, pie
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

have one's finger in too many pies

Fig. to be involved in too many things; to have too many tasks going to be able to do any of them well. (See also have a finger in the pie.) I'm too busy. I have my finger in too many pies. She never gets anything done because she has her finger in too many pies.
See also: finger, have, many, pie
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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