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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The three team leaders will be expected to spread themselves thin as they will also be judging various competitions throughout the weekend.
In the current economic climate I would have liked to have seen providers showing a little more compassion towards borrowers who have spread themselves thin over the Christmas period.
Louise Coming, of Money supermarket, said: "I would have liked to have seen providers showing a little more compassion towards borrowers, who have spread themselves thin over the Christmas period.
Lochirco says the duo spread themselves thin during their heyday.
O'Neill is now forced to speak in a way that covers up his dismay and vouches for his diplomacy while he makes the same group of players spread themselves thin to the point of anorexia.