live beyond (one's) means

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live beyond (one's) means

To spend or owe more money than one is earning or is able to repay. They've been living beyond their means for some time now, but they're too proud to move out of that giant house or give up their expensive cars. Being so poor during college taught me not to live beyond my means once I got a steady job. If you keep living beyond your means, you'll deplete your bank account before you know it.
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live beyond one's means

to spend more money than one can afford. The Browns are deeply in debt because they are living beyond their means. I keep a budget so that I don't live beyond my means.
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live beyond/within your ˈmeans

live on more/less money than you have or earn: They seemed wealthy but they were living well beyond their means.I find it very hard to live within my means.
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According to some sources, intelligence agencies are also aware that many officers are living beyond means but they have not taken any step to curb the illegality.
It is strange that Ishaq Dar had not resigned from his post of Finance Minister to this date and he is still retaining the portfolio even after the clear verdict of the Supreme Court convicting him on the charge of living beyond means.
Fraudsters displayed one or more of these red flags before or during the commission of the fraud: living beyond means, financial difficulties, unusually close association with vendors or customers, and excessive control issues.
Generally, luxurious life style or living beyond means is a cause of low national savings rate as seen in US.
We should abandon the habit of surviving on borrowed money; currency printing and living beyond means and no one should be allowed to thrive without paying their share in national development.
Behavioral Red Flags of Perpetrators * 2010 2008 Living beyond means 43.
The list include the names of Begum Nusrat Bhutto in case of living beyond means while the name of Jhangir Badar of PPP is also included in two cases.
For too many years the 'luxury' of living beyond means has meant that any quirk in markets has left those in a position of not being 'viable' with liquidizeable assets, to cover shortfalls exposed to elimination.
This leads to an unhealthy expansion in the overall volume of credit, to excessive leverage, and to an unsustainable rise in asset prices, living beyond means, and speculative investment," Chapra said.
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.
However, soon this facility becomes a bad habit as people develop the habit of living beyond means.
The prescription for recovery is cutting down the national expenditure on consumption and abandoning the habit of living beyond means.
Because of our addiction to living beyond means and borrowing money we lost our sovereignty over this subcontinent.