Aphorism: “Don’t Bite Off More Than You Can Chew!”

“Don’t Bite Off More Than You Can Chew!”

Today’s Tid-Bit is another aphorism.  Remember, those are those types of sayings that people often use as a piece of advice or as an annoying way of trying to tell you what to do…  or worse yet, as a way of saying that you should have done something differently than you did.

And today’s little saying is a way of telling someone (usually after it’s already too late) to not take on too much responsibility or to not do some act that is beyond the physical and/or mental capabilities of the person that the statement is directed to.

As there is only a certain amount that any one person (or animal) can chew

…and if that person (or animal) then tries to bite off MORE than he or she can ACTUALLY put in his or her mouth chew

(regardless of whether anyone shared with him or her this “helpful” piece of advice)

…then that person (or animal) will end up in a difficult situation and/or will end up wasting whatever it is he or she is chewing.

To Bite Off More Than You Can Chew - GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!

Um… Dude… That’s a gigantic hot-dog and a baby bird… those two things do not go together!

To Bite Off More Than You Can Chew - GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!

To see how this amazing GIF of some skinny little punk getting slammed into the ground is also an example Biting Off More Than He Could Chew…


(I Promise No Click-Bait…  The GIF Above Is An Example Of What Should Happen To People Who Make “Click-Bait” Posts)

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Aphorism: “Build The House From The Ground Up”

(to) “Build The House From The Ground Up”

(Originally posted on the Aphorisms page of the GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! Lexis Portal)

This is a common Idiomatic Phrase in The English Language, used as a piece of advice.  To find out its meaning and proper usage…


(See Also:  “Put The Horse In Front Of The Cart”)

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Aphorism: “Act In Haste, Repent At Leisure”

“Act In Haste, Repent At Leisure”


Today’s “Tid-Bit” is an “Aphorism” which means very much the same thing as an other very popular aphorism, “Haste Makes Waste”.


“If a person acts in a hurried or rushed way, without paying close attention to what he or she is doing – there is a good chance that, later on, that person will be rather upset about the results of his or her actions… (and will most likely have to go back and do whatever it was he or she was doing, all over again.)”

For A More Thorough Explanation (One Which Was Not Created “In Haste” 😉 )


(I Promise, No Click-Bait…  Because Click-Bait Sucks)

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“The Best Revenge Is Living Well”

Today’s “Tid-Bit” Is The Saying
“The Best Revenge Is Living Well”

Living Well Is The Best Revenge - GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!

The saying in this image was not created by me… it just serves as a good example for this phrase 😉

This article has been revived, revamped and re-posted from GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! as “Closet Classics” #2, on the GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! – Blog click the link to find out why.

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