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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.
His appearance will belie all these false reports,' he said.
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.
STRANGE but,as a mere female,I did honestly belie ve that football was a team game.
Miller's verve, speed, and finesse onscreen belie the plain hard work to which she credits her success.
The contemporary finishes, fixtures and other amenities in the interiors belie the vintage facade of 144 West 18th Street and its setting in a traditional Chelsea streetscape.
The coatings of dust belie the view of asteroids as bare rocks.
The Lanao del Sur crisis management council on Sunday released a seven-minute drone footage of Marawi in an effort to belie claims that the city had suffered massive damage due to military operations.
When,after the war in Iraq,Dr Hans Blix said he belie ved that the war would have taken place ``probably within 12 months'', that comment was not repeated in the media.
Anthony Falls." Recorded over three years, Beghtol and chief collaborator Charles Newman used dozens of arcane instruments--including melodica, singing saw, harmonium, and ukulele--to craft 12 exquisite vignettes that are surprisingly accessible, thanks to conversational lyrics and catchy melodies that belie the ornate arrangements.
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.
The casual, everyday nature of the gestures--not stretched or shaped in conformance to a style or technique--and the straightforward manner of performance belie the detail that Brown builds into the solo.
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.
It told investors and analysts at a presentation that it belie ved recent interest rate hikes would help stabilise the UK housing market.