In Reply to: Bite off more that you can chew posted by Mike on February 04, 2010 at 09:06:
: What is the origin of "bite off more that you can chew"?
It's just a natural folk metaphor; surely we have all, at some time or another, bitten off a bigger and/or tougher mouthful than we could manage. It's not a quotation. (VSD)