Idiom: to bite off more than you can chew

to bite off more than you can chew

to undertake more than you can manage

  • Dave really shouldn’t have taken out such a big mortgage. He’s really bitten off more than he can chew, I think.

Stuart is an English teacher and runs the Speakspeak website. He currently lives in Prague and has been teaching for over 20 years. See all posts by Stuart