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as in:  financially overextended

I can’t buy a new car. I’m already overextended.
  to be excessively obligated as when carrying too much debt or expense
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Overextended can also indicate exceeding an expected or desired timeframe as in "overextended our stay."  It can denote other excessive obligations or extensions. For example, an army might be overextended in trying to do too much in too many places. In the game of chess, a piece is overextended if it is isolated and difficult to defend.
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  • I can’t buy a new car. I’m already overextended.
  • Our staff was overextended, but I was thrilled with the talented lawyers and professionals we had working with us.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • I had overextended myself in other ways, too.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • He’d have his secretary check his schedule to make sure he wasn’t overextending himself .
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook

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  • It would overextend her powers.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • We’re overextended!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • We are poor, overextended, and low on supplies, and few recruits are joining us from the Empire.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • That he’d overextended the school’s finances.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • The organization was already overextended, with large projects all over the world.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • He overextended himself.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity

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  • He was sweating profusely, and his face was flushed an unhealthy, overextended crimson.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • On the fourth or fifth thrust, the tall woman overextended herself and lost her balance, just for a second.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • To the south we have outflanked or broken through the German lines in several places, and I am told some of our overextended units were encircled.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • In a stress-defying bid for unrealistic expansion, his father had overextended himself, committing enormous sums of money that existed only in his imagination and in the minds of avaricious bankers.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Don’t overextend " the Healer began.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • As Eragon twisted, he overextended and strained his back.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • That was his exact word, ’overextended.’
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • At the other end of the parade ground, I heard Gauldin Grace’s harsh, overextended voice screaming out the findings of the honor court.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • In these dreams I satisfied my own sick and overextended need to be my own greatest hero.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • We’re just so overextended—"
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
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Associated words [difficulty]:   overextended [7]
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