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Meaning of “bite off more than you can chew” in the English Dictionary

"bite off more than you can chew" in British English

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bite off more than you can chew

informal to ​try to do something that is too ​difficult for you: We ​bit off more than we could ​chew in ​ouroriginalreformproposals.
(Definition of bite off more than you can chew from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bite off more than you can chew" in American English

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bite off more than you can chew

to ​try to do something that is too ​difficult for you: I ​think he's ​bitten off more than he can ​chew taking all those ​classes.
(Definition of bite off more than you can chew from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bite off more than you can chew”
in Chinese (Simplified) 承担力所不及的事, 不自量力…
in Chinese (Traditional) 承擔力所不及的事, 不自量力…
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