one's eyes are bigger than stomach
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(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.
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one's eyes are bigger than one's stomach
Fig. one has taken more food than one can eat. I can't eat all this. I'm afraid that my eyes were bigger than my stomach. Try to take less food. Your eyes are bigger than your stomach at every meal.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.