Friday, July 22, 2011

Spread oneself too thin

1. If he keeps spreading himself too thin, he might have a nervous breakdown.
2. I told my manager I couldn't take on the new project; I was already spreading myself too thin.
3. You really should ask for help. You're already spreading yourself too thin.
4. She likes to help everyone, but she ends up spreading herself too thin.
5. He wants to start a business, but he doesn't want to spread himself too thin. His job already keeps him very busy.

When you spread yourself too thin, you do too much; you take on too much responsibility; you leave no time for yourself, and often as a result, you suffer and your work suffers.

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