Stretched near its limit... - Tradução em português

Hopes that the worst unrest in Britain in a generation had crested and begun to fall continued to weigh uneasily against fears that more robust police action might fail to put more than a temporary curb on the disorder. With a decision not to call in the army, a step the government considered and dismissed on Tuesday, the police force appeared to be stretched near its limit by what amounted to a risky shell game, with forces outside London sending their crack antiriot units into the capital as reinforcements.

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ailime 1
Entendi " the police force appeared to be stretched near its limit by what amounted to a risky shell game" como: "a força policial parecia ter chegado próximo ao seu limite, pelo que levou a um jogo arriscado"