Bite off more than you can chew
- (idiom) To take on a task that is way to big
Origin: To bite off more than he can chew dates back to the 1800s in America, where it was common practice to chew tobacco. People would offer others a bite of their tobacco block, and some would greedily take a bite bigger than they would chew. People began to notice this and forewarned others not to bite off more than you can chew.
‘Bite off more than you can chew’ idiom usage in recent news (in a sentence)
- Rahat Kazmi’s ambitious film tries to bite off more than it can chew.
- While it is definitely great to walk that extra mile and be enthusiastic about whatever you do, don’t bite off more than you can chew i.e. by over-committing. Challenging yourself is one thing, but promising to do something completely out of your range is another thing.
- Don’t bite off more than you can chew. I thought that starting two businesses simultaneously, albeit in two vastly different fields, would be doable.
- We are all guilty of biting off more than we can chew, and given the amount of stress the average person is experiencing, it is no wonder that our adrenal glands are in a constant state of overdrive.
This is what happen when you bite off more than you can chew in gym
A Taste Of Your Own Medicine
- When you are mistreated the same way you mistreat others.
“A taste of your own medicine” origin
- The saying “a taste of your own medicine” comes from one of Æesop’s fables.It’s about a swindler who sells a concoction, claiming it can heal any illness.He himself falls ill and people try to give him his own medicine (which he knows is rubbish) in order to cure him.
A taste of your own medicine idiom usage in recent news
- I’m just beginning to get a taste of my own medicine.
- Did you see those two people cutting in front of us in line just now? Let’s cut in front of them and give them a taste of their own medicine!
- He’s always interrupting people when they are talking; what he deserves is a taste of his own medicine!
Flintoff getting taste of his own medicine
A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bush
- Having something that is certain is much better than taking a risk for more, because chances are you might lose everything
- The basic warning of this saying is that you must take care not to get too greedy in life. If you are holding a bird in the hand, you have your meal for the evening. You can take that one bird, and be well fed. If instead you let it go to pursue two birds you’ve spied in a bush, you may catch neither, and wind up hungry for the night. This proverb points out that by passing up a sure thing for a more promising possibility, you also run the risk of losing both the sure thing and the promising possibility.
Idiom or Phrase usage in a sentence from recent news
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‘Feeling Blue’ Idiom Origin
- This is because blue was related to rain, or storms, and in Greek mythology, the god Zeus would make rain when he was sad (crying), and a storm when he was angry.
- The phrase “feeling blue” is linked also to a custom among many old deepwater sailing ships. If the ship lost the captain or any of the officers during its voyage, she would fly blue flags and have a blue band painted along her entire hull when returning to home port.
Feeling Blue Idiom usage in a sentence
Feeling Blue video song – Jane Kya Chahe mann Bavara
A Shot In The Arm (Idiom)
The phrase “a shot in the arm” means “a stimulus”; originally this meant a stimulus from the injection of narcotic or medicinal drugs
- (Lit.) an injection of medicine. The doctor administered the antidote to the poison by a shot in the arm.
- (Fig.) a boost or act of encouragement. The pep talk was a real shot in the arm for all the guys. The good test grade was a shot in the arm for Gary.
- (Fig.) a drink of liquor. I could use a little shot in the arm. How about a little shot in the arm, bartender?
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
‘Shot in the arm’ recent usage in news (Shot in the arm in a sentence)
Popeye gets a shot in the arm as he eats spinach