bite off more than one can chew
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- (idiomatic) To try to do too much; to take on or attempt more than one is capable of doing.
- Synonym: cut off more than one can chew
- I think I bit off more than I could chew when I agreed to paint this house by myself.
- Often used as a caution: "don't bite off more than you can chew".
To try to do too much