- to trade in excess of one's capital or the requirements of the market.
Origin of overtrade
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Is prompt and decisive with his customers, and does not overtrade his capital.Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million
Sarah Josepha Hale
- (intr) (of an enterprise) to trade in excess of capacity or working capital
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