Bite off more than you can chew

Idiom

Bite off more than you can chew

Definition

Refers to when someone takes on more tasks or responsibilities than they are able to manage or complete.

Examples

I’m in way over my head; I bit off more than I can chew with this project.

I’m sorry I took on so much work, I guess I bit off more than I can chew.

Origin

United States in the early 1900s.

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