overexpansion

noun over·ex·pan·sion \ ˌō-vər-ik-ˈspan(t)-shən \

Definition of overexpansion

plural overexpansions
: excessive expansion : the act or an instance of expanding too much or too quickly
  • … by 1946 the firm had collapsed and was closed, a victim of overexpansion
  • —Arline Fisch
  • … ran into fiscal trouble … because of an overexpansion in the 1990s, coupled with overspending when it was a public company.
  • —Carrie Mason-Draffen
  • … railed against what they saw as government overexpansion
  • —J. P. Gairhan

First Known Use of overexpansion

1862

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