Is there english idiom for when someone spends more money than they have?

Thanks in advance.

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    They live beyond their means. May 18, 2020 at 15:26
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    He is always strapped for cash. May 18, 2020 at 15:28

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To live beyond one's means: If someone is living beyond their means, they are spending more money than they can afford.

Example: The more gifts she received, the more she craved, until he was living beyond his means.

Collins Dictionary


Straight out word: spendthrift

a person who spends improvidently or wastefully

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