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(one's) eyes are bigger than (one's) belly

One often takes or has taken more food than one is actually capable of eating My eyes are always bigger than my belly when I go to all-you-can-eat buffets! Can't finish your meal, huh? I guess your eyes were bigger than your belly!
See also: belly, big, eye

(one's) eyes are bigger than (one's) stomach

1. One has taken more food than one is actually capable of eating My eyes are always bigger than my stomach when I go to all-you-can-eat buffets! Can't finish your meal, huh? I guess your eyes were bigger than your stomach!
2. One has taken on more than one can reasonably handle. Your eyes are bigger than your stomach if you think you can get all this work done by the end of the week.
See also: big, eye, stomach
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IN OKINAWA, JAPAN, "the community was constantly reinforcing happiness," Belie says.
Watching television,listening to the radio,or reading the papers, has lead me to belie ve that there are those from different religious beliefs, those from particular action groups,etc , which all receive good media coverage,but to portray a constructive Christian view to the nation from either the Government or the media is almost impossible .
Then a drop goal from Belie put France ahead and after he struck an upright with another penalty, the ball dropped to Benjamin Fall who crossed to convert.
However, speaking at the end of the G8 summit in Sea Island in Georgia in the United States, thePrime Minister and President both said they belie ved there was a role for Nato in training the Iraqi security forces.
Set to an unmemorable score by John Oswald, the ballet's three parts are choreographically structured by the sharp, synchronized duets given to the Lumiere brothers (Eric Geiger and Edmond Russo) and a number of haunting solos for Bacon, whose tiny shifts of weight and tremulous fluttering gestures belie her tremendous control and strength.
His beautifully simple and meticulously crafted pieces belie his paintings' deconstructive dimension.
But in the end, there are enough plot holes and cliches (yes, there is a malevolent clown doll, and after about the sixth fight over a dropped gun, you really start to wonder why nobody's smart enough to kick it far out of range), not to mention irritating soundtrack and rock video effects, to belie the veneer of an effective new take on perverse horror.
Clearly the Police do not have enough resources to deal with this problem,and we belie ve that community involvement and education is paramount in helping to deal with this issue.
The soft velvet blooms of pansies belie their toughness.
It told investors and analysts at a presentation that it belie ved recent interest rate hikes would help stabilise the UK housing market.
His trimmed beard and easy smile welcome a closer look that takes in a skull-bedecked do-rag, double silver loop earrings and a plethora of pins from charity rides that belie his weekend pastime.
I find it hard to belie ve anyone with New Brighton's future in mind could even consider the promenade as a location for a supermarket.
I have always felt it was down to parents how children were brought up,but my daughter has a four-year- old boy whom we belie ve has this condition.
Chief Constable Norman Bettison, who leaves the force in November, belie ves his project is only half finished and that it will be up to his successor to carry on his work.
Wayne Davey, a Rockwell Scientific vice president who is on the board of directors, described the discovery center as a way to draw children into science at a time when low test scores often belie the gains being made among today's scientists.