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namlan

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Vietnam
- Don't bite off more than you can chew.
- Instead of saying this, can I say "don't try to do things which over your ability."?

Thanks a lot!

NamLan
 
  • bibliolept

    Senior Member
    AE, Español
    The phrasing you suggest sounds awkward, at best. To "bite off more than one can chew" is a very common phrase in AE.

    More idiomatic phrasing would be "Don't try to do things that are beyond your ability."
     
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