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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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In these times, you will have to spread yourself thin and make do with what is around you.
But why spread yourself thin and lose the savoring enjoyment of time?
Don't spread yourself thin this summer when it comes to caring for your skin.
Everybody wants a piece of you this month, and frankly, you don't have the time or desire to spread yourself thin. Do yourself a favor and use that four-letter word, "no," more liberally.
"Not to the point where you spread yourself thin, but where you can control all of your interests.