Definition of 'overstretched'
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Let the juniors arrange their own work schedules, within the constraints of an overstretched health service. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That puts more pressure on already overstretched A&E departments. The Sun (2017)The real threat is to the country's already overstretched banks, some of which are teetering on the brink of collapse. The Sun (2016)Many are angry at being expected to do extra work, including minor surgery, for no more pay in already overstretched surgeries. The Sun (2016)The remaining family practices are already overstretched and struggling to cope with the increase in patient numbers. The Sun (2015)No one wants to have to engage our overstretched forces again. The Sun (2013)Will public services be overstretched by thousands of new arrivals? Times, Sunday Times (2016)She thinks fame comes in the form of implants funded by an overstretched health system. The Sun (2013)These give you the flexibility to stop paying for the service if your budget is overstretched. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Who is going to impose it with our overstretched police? The Sun (2008)The practicalities will also cause huge trouble and expense for the already overstretched prison staff. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Many of his backbenchers have deep concerns about the armed forces becoming overstretched. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It added that the system was suffering from a lack of resources and an overstretched police force. 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)But as internet retailers have become overstretched, deliveries have suffered. 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)But that seems unlikely: the prisons are overcrowded and their budgets are overstretched. 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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