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synonyms for bite off more than one can chew

  • go to extremes
  • go too far
  • keep one's nose to the grindstone
  • overdo
  • overextend oneself
  • slave
  • spread oneself too thin
  • stay on the treadmill
  • take on too much
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How to use bite off more than one can chew in a sentence

Practise gliding in the form of inflection, or slide, from one extreme of pitch to another.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
He alludes to it as one of their evil customs and used by them to produce insensibility.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
Madame Ratignolle, more careful of her complexion, had twined a gauze veil about her head.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
There was a rumor that Alessandro and his father had both died; but no one knew anything certainly.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
I waited three months more, in great impatience, then sent him back to the same post, to see if there might be a reply.
THE BOARDED-UP HOUSEAUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN
Truth is a torch, but one of enormous size; so that we slink past it in rather a blinking fashion for fear it should burn us.
PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
Bernard stood there face to face with Mrs. Vivian, whose eyes seemed to plead with him more than ever.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
Under the one-sixth they appear as slender, highly refractive fibers with double contour and, often, curled or split ends.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
The Pontellier and Ratignolle compartments adjoined one another under the same roof.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
We prefer the American volume of Hochelaga to the Canadian one, although both are highly interesting.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO BITE OFF MORE THAN ONE CAN CHEW

  • bite off more than one can chew
  • go to extremes
  • go too far
  • keep one's nose to the grindstone
  • overdo
  • overextend oneself
  • slave
  • spread oneself too thin
  • stay on the treadmill
  • take on too much
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.