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Take on a commitment one cannot fulfil:‘serves him right for biting off more than he could chew’
- ‘Don't bite off more than you can chew.’
- ‘‘Boy,’ snickered one of the councilors, ‘despite your victory against Ignus, I think you're biting off more than you can chew here.’’
- ‘If you're hoofing or riding roundtrip, don't bite off more than you can chew.’
- ‘While biting off more than one can chew is arduous, the practice concept is necessary.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘There is always the danger of biting off more than you can chew; of going out to save the world before even beginning to save yourself and the people around you.’
- ‘One way to check whether you're being realistic is to ask close friends who can be honest and candid with you about whether you're biting off more than you can chew.’
- ‘The problem isn't tennis; it's biting off more than you can chew and trying to swallow it in one big gulp.’
- ‘Tell them that you were just anxious to be as open as possible and maybe you bit off more than you could chew.’
- ‘Jack joked about biting off more than you can chew, and held out a smaller hand than Carol's.’
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