“Bite off more than you can chew”: idiom meaning.
- Bite off more than you can chew
- If you’re “biting off more than you can chew” you’re trying to do more than you really can do. For example, you want to work 3 jobs in the same period of time but it’s too hard and it’s too much for you. You are not able to do them all.
Other examples of “bite off more than you can chew” idiom in a sentence
- He thinks he can do 3 jobs but I think he is biting off more than he can chew.
- I bit off more than I could chew when I accepted that offer.
- She’s bitten off more than she can chew with all those commitments.
“Bite off more than you can chew”: use in context explanation
There’s a problem in the house. The pipe is broken and tha water is splashing out. The man feels he is the man in the house and he should be able to fix it but he’s not a plumber and he doesn’t really know how to repair those kinds of problems. The wife thinks he’s bitten off more than he can chew and this task is too difficult for her husband. She is calling the plumber but the husband says he will handle it himself.