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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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.
Not to the point where you spread yourself thin, but where you can control all of your interests.
You can spread yourself thin that way, but the song is about wanting to be there for someone in any situation.