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    • Join Date: Jun 2008
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    #1

    stretched thin

    dear teachers

    Please tell me what "stretched thin" means in following sentense.

    The military is stretched thin. There's a lot of pressure to increase the ranks, a lot of pressure on recruiters.


    Is this the same meaning as "the military is stretched to the breaking point".

    Thank you for your help.

    Brgds YF


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    #2

    Re: stretched thin

    It is.

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