bite off more than you can chew Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “bite off more than you can chew” - English Dictionary

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

See all translations

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)







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

See all translations

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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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…
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
That’s fantastic! (Words meaning ‘very good’)
That’s fantastic! (Words meaning ‘very good’)
by ,
May 18, 2016
by Kate Woodford We all need words and phrases for saying that things are good or great – that we find them nice or very nice. This post aims to give you more ways to say that you like, or really like, something. Starting with a very frequent adjective; lovely is used a lot in UK English

Read More 

Word of the Day

parasol

a type of sunshade (= round frame covered in cloth on a stick) carried especially by women in the past, to give protection from the sun

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More