overextend oneself

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.

Word by Word Definitions

overextend play
  1. : to extend or expand beyond a safe or reasonable point

oneself play
  1. : a person's self : one's own self

  2. : one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self


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