Is there an English idiom for trying to do two things at the same time and failing at both of them due to splitting your effort?

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Huy Quoc Staff asked 3 months ago

I’m basically searching for the opposite of putting all your eggs in one basket, where the risk is total failure because you did not hedge your efforts. I’m searching for a phrase that encompasses splitting your efforts and evokes the prospect of failing at both. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush also encompasses a sense of having focused your efforts, but only alludes to total failure.

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Is there an English idiom for trying to do two things at the same time and failing at both of them due to splitting your effort?
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IELTS Material Staff answered 3 months ago

Putting all your eggs in one basket means: risk losing everything by putting all your efforts or all your money into one plan
It is a bit like put it on the line,  take shot in the dark

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