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

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

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!
See also: big, eye, stomach

your ˌeyes are bigger than your ˈstomach

(informal, humorous) used to say that somebody has been greedy by taking more food than they can eat: Can’t you finish your food? Your eyes are bigger than your stomach!
See also: big, eye, stomach
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