spread (oneself) thin

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spread (oneself) thin

1. To take on too many tasks or responsibilities. I'm sorry, but I can't take on another tutoring job this semester—I've already spread myself too thin.
2. To lack in resources. If we take on another tutoring job while so many tutors are out sick already, we'll be spreading ourselves too thin.
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spread (oneself) thin

To work on too many projects: overextend oneself.
See also: spread, thin