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bite off more than one can chew

Definition of bite off more than one can chew in English:

Take on a commitment one cannot fulfill.
Example sentences
  • The problem isn't tennis; it's biting off more than you can chew and trying to swallow it in one big gulp.
  • Don't bite off more than you can chew.
  • So be there six sharp - make your own forensic analysis, bite off more than you can chew and catch some local talent at the same time.
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