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Online ESL Idioms
An online collection of common English idioms.






- BITE OFF MORE THAN YOU CAN CHEW -

To take on more responsibilities than you can handle. For example:

If you took too big of a bite, you might have to spit some back out.

If you take on too many responsibilities, you "bit off more than you could chew" and might have to go back on a previous committment.








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