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spread oneself too thin /spred  wʌnˈself tu: ‘θɪn/   

  (expression) (informal) Usage note: This term is used by many speakers.

To try to do too much.

Example: The risk is that they will spread themselves too thin across multimedia tasks rather than concentrate on searching for original stories and unusual angles. (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/17/opinion/17iht-edbenilde.html?pagewanted=all)

A woman doing too many things at once and spreading herself too thin

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