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overstretchedadjective

uk   us   /ˌəʊvəˈstretʃt/
having more ​work or other ​activities than you can ​manage: Our ​staffwork hard but the reality is they are overstretched. This is a crowded and chronically overstretched ​railsystem.
FINANCE having ​borrowed or ​spent more ​money than you can ​pay: Rising ​interestrates will ​impact seriously on overstretched ​consumers.
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(Definition of overstretched from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “overstretched”
in Chinese (Simplified) 缺少资金、人力、器材等的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 缺少資金、人力、器材等的…
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