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

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"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 our original reform proposals.

(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)

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