To bite off more than you can chew

El que mucho abarca, poco aprieta

 

Bite more than you can chew

Bite more than you can chew, “Click on the image to watch a video”

Meaning:

You bite off more than you can chew when you attempt to accomplish a task that is more than what you can really make or when you try to perform different activities at once but it is recommendable to do one at a time.

 

 

Bite off more than you can chew

Bite off more than you can chew, “Click on the image to watch a video”

Origin:

If you get a bite of something but that is too big for your mouth to chew, you will not be able to eat it. This idea now represents to undertake a task (bite off) that is too much for you to handle well (more than you can chew.

 

Bite off more than you can chew, "Click on the image to hear Frank Sinatra´s My Way"

Bite off more than you can chew

Example:

• Leonard is studying university and preparing his thesis work for his graduation but he also wants to train to represent his university in the next ice-skating nation-wide competitions. I don’t think he will be able to make it. I think that he is biting off more than he can chew.
Bite off more than you can chew

Bite off more than you can chew, “Click on the image to watch a fable”

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