30-day Vocabulary Acquisition Course- Day 23- Bite off more you can chew!

By Shivam

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Hello everyone out there,

Did you practice yesterday’s expressions?

I know you did and I can see it because we made it so far.

Hence, I welcome back again to all my dear English learners in today’s chapter of our “Free 30-day Vocabulary Acquisition Course” where you’ll learn something new every day with context and examples, and so will you today.

So without further ado, let’s get down to the business and read today’s context:


Jane: Hey, how are you doing?

Ben: Can’t complain!

Jane: What happened? You seem so tense. Has anything to do with the changes that are you facing now in your relationship with your wife?

Ben: No, not at all. By God’s grace, everything is good between us now.

Jane: Good for you.

Ben: Yeah.

Jane: You are my friend Ben; please never hesitate to ask me for any help whenever you need it.

Ben: That’s really sweet of you, but I think I have bitten off more than I could chew. The manager went on a vacation and there was no one else to manage his part of work so I suggested transferring his activities to me while he will be out of office. I thought, that if he sees my dedication and hard work, I will get my promotion I have been waiting for so long. Now I don’t know how I will manage to do all that work.

Jane: Is that all? Why do you worry so much? I know the work is mainly related to accounts and you must be knowing that my brother Josh is an accounting expert. It will hardly take 15 minutes for him to do it. You just give me the papers and I will ask him to help you.

Ben: Oh Jane, thank you so much. You saved my day.

Jane: Anytime!

Expression- Bite off more than you chew

Meaning- It means when one takes on too much responsibility or accepts more commitment than one can handle.

A: I have to go to the English course and after that to the music academy.
B: Your mom told me that you are also joining the sports academy next month. Are you?
A: Yeah, I was thinking about that because I also like sports as much as I like music.
B: Make sure you don’t bite off more you can chew.

Did you have any situations in the past where you bit off more than you could chew?

I hope today’s lesson added some new vocabulary to your arsenal of active vocabulary which will be definitely useful in your daily life. Make sure you read this article thoroughly and practice it with your own examples so as they become your second nature.

See you tomorrow with some new topic and vocabulary.

Till then keep learning and improving.

Take care and?


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