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Re: Bite off more that you can chew

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on February 04, 2010 at 13:22

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)