spread thin

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.
See also: spread, thin

spread (oneself) thin

To work on too many projects: overextend oneself.
See also: spread, thin
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"Dapat nag-moblize sila on that person, spread thin ang resources nila," said Heydarian.
At press time, we were told by a BendixKing spokesperson that its communication team is spread thin and finding the right spokespeople to answer our product questions was posing a challenge.
figure By MADAME CONNOISSEUSE I recently went on a tour of downtown Nairobi hosted by former street children, and part of the experience was to have lunch at a kibanda on Moi Avenue.The last time I was at a kibanda was in Lamu, when I was spread thin on cash after overstaying my visit.
"As the number of breweries increase in the U.S., shelf space is diminished and distributors' portfolios are spread thin. Competition within the industry is at its highest point in history.
When winter storms happen, first-responder crews and tow-trucks will be spread thin as they deal with others.
But sources have revealed the ERU is spread thin due to other commitments and can only send one patrol car.
Fire agencies were spread thin by the demand, and after years of drought, the conditions were especially dangerous.
Resources are spread thin across the nation's citizens, and with the government struggling to keep the nation's economy adrift, poverty figures are soaring at an alarming rate.
Patience may spread thin, but we remain confident in their ability to overcome current setbacks.
"Municipal budgets are spread thin, often leaving our firefighters, police officers, and first responders inadequately prepared for the challenges they come across every day," said Congressman Seth Moulton.
This has meant two things: one, the talent is spread thin, leading to one "meh" release after another.
But I was not wanting more work, I already felt spread thin. Being a good mother also has a different meaning to each of us.
Shortly before her face-to-face with Avery, Renee hits her head during her spin cycle gym class and the sickening knock induces the applicant to see herself as magazine spread thin and beautiful.
The party voter, the guy drawn to Imran's basic message, is spread thin and wide across many constituencies.