wear too many hats

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wear too many hats (third-person singular simple present wears too many hats, present participle wearing too many hats, simple past and past participle wore too many hats)

  1. (idiomatic) To try to fill more roles at once than is realistically possible.
    • 1963, Cameron Dewar, "Too Many Hats for 'Jennie'", Billboard, 10 August 1963:
      She is asked to be a comedienne, dancer, stunt woman, singer and dramatic actress — and the truth is that she is trying to wear too many hats.
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