overstretch oneself

Definition of overstretch oneself

:to spend more money than one can afford to spend
  • Home buyers should not financially overstretch themselves.

Word by Word Definitions

over play overstretch
  1. : across a barrier or intervening (see intervene 4) space

  2. : forward beyond an edge or brink and often down

  3. : across the brim

  1. used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another

  2. used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person

  3. used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference

  1. : upper, higher

  2. : outer, covering

  3. : excessive

  1. : to leap over

  1. : so as to exceed or surpass

  2. : excessive

  3. : to an excessive degree

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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