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)
- (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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