Definitions

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  • noun The state or quality of being overextended

Etymologies

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over- +‎ extension

Examples

  • Still, the worry about overextension is real, and it reflects one of the stranger ideas of our time — that for the American military the apparently trivial problem of peacekeeping has recently proved to be more difficult even than waging war.

    Peace is Hell

  • Still, the worry about overextension is real, and it reflects one of the stranger ideas of our time — that for the American military the apparently trivial problem of peacekeeping has recently proved to be more difficult even than waging war.

    Peace is Hell

  • According to a Portfolio. com/bizjournals study, "overextension" is a problem in Pittsburgh when it comes to the city's sports franchises. analyzed 82 markets in the United States and Canada to determine if they have the financial ability to support professional teams in baseball, football, basketball, hockey and soccer.

    San Antonio Business News - Local San Antonio News | The San Antonio Business Journal

  • According to a Portfolio. com/bizjournals study, "overextension" is a problem in Pittsburgh when it comes to the city's sports franchises. analyzed 82 markets in the United States and Canada to determine if they have the financial ability to support professional teams in baseball, football, basketball, hockey and soccer.

    Los Angeles Business News - Local Los Angeles News | Los Angeles Business from bizjournals

  • He also blamed the "overextension"   of benefits and salaries to educators for some of the financial hardships faced by schools.

    Siskiyou Daily News Homepage RSS

  • According to a Portfolio. com/bizjournals study, "overextension" is a problem in Pittsburgh when it comes to the city's sports franchises. analyzed 82 markets in the United States and Canada to determine if they have the financial ability to support professional teams in baseball, football, basketball, hockey and soccer.

    Philadelphia Business News - Local Philadelphia News | The Philadelphia Business Journal

  • He also blamed the "overextension"   of benefits and salaries to educators for some of the financial hardships faced by schools.

    Siskiyou Daily News Homepage RSS

  • In October, the retailer said it would shut 21% of its namesake North American stores over the next two years, coming to terms with the overextension of its store network before the recession and predictions that U.S. growth will be slow.

    Gap's Profit Falls 36%

  • Meanwhile, as everyone knows, the problem was caused by an overextension of credit, housing bubbles occurring all over the world, and unregulated use of mortgage brokers and leverage of mortgage securities.

    Matthew Yglesias » Bush, Fannie, Freddie, Crisis

  • If anything, they SHOULD fear dumping money into financial institutions because there should be a genuine fear that overextension of credit or other sorts of bubbles should wipe out their investment even if the government has to intervene to save the economy.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Grain

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