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English definition of “spread yourself too thin”

spread yourself too thin

to try to do too many things at the same time, so that you cannot give enough time or attention to any of them: I realized I'd been spreading myself too thin so I resigned as secretary of the golf club.
(Definition of spread yourself too thin from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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