have eyes bigger than (one's) belly

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have eyes bigger than (one's) belly

To take more food than one is actually capable of eating. I always have eyes bigger than my belly when I go to all-you-can-eat buffets! Can't finish your meal, huh? I guess you had eyes bigger than your belly!
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We must try to stop food wastage from Britons who, in blunt Northern language, have eyes bigger than their bellies.
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