overextend yourself

overextend yourself
overextend yourself phrase
to cause yourself harm by trying to do too much
Thesaurus: to cause problems for yourselfsynonym
Main entry: overextend

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overextend yourself
1 : to try to do too much

Don't overextend yourself or else you'll burn out.

2 : to spend more money than you can afford to spend

Young people with credit cards often overextend themselves.

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Main Entry:overextend

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