overextend oneself

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Definition of overextend oneself

1 : to try to do too much Don't overextend yourself or else you'll burn out.
2 : to spend more money than one can afford to spend Young people with credit cards often overextend themselves.

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“Overextend oneself.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overextend%20oneself. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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