bite off more than (one) can chew

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bite off more than (one) can chew

To take on more responsibility than one can handle. I bit off more than I could chew when I volunteered to manage three little league teams in one season.
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bite off more than you can chew

If you bite off more than you can chew, you try to do a task that is too big for you or too difficult. I didn't know if I could even memorize a text of that length and started to worry that I had bitten off more than I could chew. Don't bite off more than you can chew simply because everything is going so well.
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bite off more than you can chew

take on a commitment you cannot fulfil.
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bite off ˌmore than you can ˈchew

(informal) attempt to do something that is too difficult for you or that you do not have enough time to do: He’s promised to get all this work finished by the weekend but I’ve got a feeling he’s bitten off more than he can chew.
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bite off more than (one) can chew

To decide or agree to do more than one can finally accomplish.
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