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English definition of “overextended”

overextended

adjective
 
 
/ˌəʊvərɪkˈstendɪd/
FINANCE having spent too much money, or borrowed more money than you can pay back: Typically, it is people in their late 30s with mortgage commitments who find themselves overextended. He predicted that the nation's overextended banks would start to fail.
having more work or other activities than you can manage: The survey showed dads feel overextended and underappreciated.
(Definition of overextended from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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