beyond someone's ability or potential

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Chimigan, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. Chimigan

    Chimigan Member

    Iran
    Persian
    Hi all,
    In Persian, there is an idiom describing a situation in which one will regret over starting doing something which is beyond their potential or ability. The word for word translation is 'a big bite of food will block the throat'. I wonder if there is any proverb or idiom in English used in the same situation. Thank you
     
  2. sdgraham

    sdgraham Senior Member

    Oregon, USA
    USA English
    Try: "Don't bite off more than you can chew."
     
  3. Chimigan

    Chimigan Member

    Iran
    Persian
    It hit the spot man! Thank you
     

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