spread oneself

(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. live lavishly, entertain extravagantly, try to make an impression, go whole hog*; see celebrate 3 , spend 1 .

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  • spread oneself — extend, grow outward; exert oneself; make an impression …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spread oneself — phrasal : to be lavish (as in effort, generosity, hospitality) spread themselves to entertain visiting delegates …   Useful english dictionary

  • spread oneself too thin — {v. phr.} To try to do too many things at one time. * /As the owner, chef, waiter, and dishwasher of his restaurant, Pierre was spreading himself too thin./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • spread oneself too thin — {v. phr.} To try to do too many things at one time. * /As the owner, chef, waiter, and dishwasher of his restaurant, Pierre was spreading himself too thin./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • spread oneself too thin — To attempt so many tasks at once that none is done satisfactorily • • • Main Entry: ↑spread * * * be involved in so many different activities or projects that one s time and energy are not used to good effect …   Useful english dictionary

  • spread oneself too thin —    If you spread yourself too thin, you do too many things at the same time and can t do any of them well.     Don t spread yourself too thin or you ll get nowhere …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • spread oneself thin — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. expand, proliferate, do too many things at once, attempt too much; see increase 1 , spread 3 , try 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • spread oneself too thin — be involved in so many different activities that one s time and energy are not used to good effect. → spread …   English new terms dictionary

  • spread\ oneself\ too\ thin — v. phr. To try to do too many things at one time. As the owner, chef, waiter, and dishwasher of his restaurant, Pierre was spreading himself too thin …   Словарь американских идиом

  • spread oneself too thin — try to do too many things at one time She has been spreading herself too thin lately and is not accomplishing very much of anything …   Idioms and examples

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