Definition of 'overstretched'
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The remaining family practices are already overstretched and struggling to cope with the increase in patient numbers.The Sun (2015) The Sun (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2016) The Sun (2013)
These give you the flexibility to stop paying for the service if your budget is overstretched.Times, Sunday Times (2012) The Sun (2008)
The practicalities will also cause huge trouble and expense for the already overstretched prison staff.Times, Sunday Times (2010) Times, Sunday Times (2013) The Sun (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Hospitals are overstretched by increasing numbers of elderly patients and the ward rounds have been eroded in recent years.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Access to real soldiers is being curtailed as half of the already overstretched recruiting offices are shut down to save money.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The rescue services were overstretched enough.The Sun (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Doctors' leaders claimed that patients were dying because they missed out on treatment in overstretched hospitals.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
This can lead to increasing pressures on an already overstretched A&E system.Times, Sunday Times (2016) Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Suffering from a nasty headache, he calls an ambulance and ends up being ferried from one overstretched hospital to another.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
I am sure our overstretched police will be delighted to hear this after the long hours they have worked recently.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Definition of overstretched from the Collins English Dictionary