spread (oneself) thin

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spread (oneself) thin

To engage in too many tasks or responsibilities to do all of them properly; to overextend oneself. I'm sorry, but I can't take on another tutoring job this semester—I've already spread myself thin.
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spread (oneself) thin

To work on too many projects: overextend oneself.
See also: spread, thin
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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"I always said she was like margarine, she spread herself thin because she wanted to help everybody and cared so much for the community.
Her husband Mark said she was "like margarine--she spread herself thin".
She spread herself thin as an itinerant political lecturer with ventures as a lobbyist and forays into the newspaper business.