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.
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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.
She spread herself thin as an itinerant political lecturer with ventures as a lobbyist and forays into the newspaper business.