Christina: What’s wrong? You look so stressed out!
Adam: I am. I have 4 homework assignments tonight, a math test tomorrow, and I have to memorize my lines for the school play this weekend. Plus, I told my neighbor I would help her paint her house tomorrow!
Christina: Wow, that is too much! I think you bit off more than you can chew.
Adam: You’re right. I shouldn’t have accepted so much responsibility, there’s no way that I can do it all by myself.
Chase: How is your new job?
Austin: It’s OK, but I’m a little bit nervous. Today was my first day, and my boss already assigned me 3 important projects.
Chase: Wow, does he know that you don’t have any experience?
Austin: I was afraid to tell her because I wanted to impress her. I think I may have bitten off more than I can chew.
Chase: Maybe you can ask one of your coworkers for help so you don’t have to do all the work by yourself!
Meaning: To try to do more than you are able to do; To try to do something that is too difficult for you.
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