overstretch oneself

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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

overstretch play
  1. : the act or an instance of stretching something beyond normal limits

  1. : to stretch (something or someone) to excess or beyond normal limits

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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