I bit off more than I could chew. 噛める以上に噛んじゃった!

Today’s phrase is about over stepping, trying a little too hard, or not knowing your own abilities.

I bit off more than I could chew. 出来る以上にやろうとした。

I hope Tokyo didn’t bite off more than they could chew with the Olympics!

I think Donald Trump bit off more than he could chew.  He was never prepared to be the president.

I may have bitten off more than I could chew with my lawn this year . . .we’ll see.

And now, some illustrative pictures:

never-bite-off-more-than-you-can-chew

bite-off-more-than-you-can-chew-idiom2f2f27aIt’s okay to take a big bite of English, just keep chewing and chewing and chewing.  Some day you’ll be able to swallow.