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Eyes bigger than the stomach

Posted by Patty on July 08, 2001

We all know the phrase "his eyes were bigger than his stomach" (he imagined eating more than he could, so put more in his plate than he should). The other day I heard somebody say "his imagination was larger than his hands" .. meaning, from the context, his imagination was greater than what he could accomplish.

Anyone have any more phrases along this line (that being that imagination goes beyond what we tend to be capable of doing)?? - Patty