your eyes are bigger than your belly

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - your eyes are bigger than your belly

"your eyes are bigger than your belly"

you have taken more food than you can eat


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - your eyes are bigger than your belly

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  That sure is a lot of food. Are you sure you can eat it all?

Friend 2:  I love these all-you-can-eat buffet restaurants but, yes, my eyes are probably bigger than my belly and I will never be able to finish all this food.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - your eyes are bigger than your belly

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  I can't believe that you agreed to take on all those projects.

Colleague 2:  I really want to impress management so I wanted to take all that I could.

Colleague 1:  It is going to be really difficult to get all that work done.

Colleague 2:  Perhaps my eyes were bigger than my belly but I am going to try.

your eyes are bigger than your belly - Usage:


your eyes are bigger than your belly - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for your eyes are bigger than your belly.

your eyes are bigger than your belly - Examples:

1)  ... the wasteful morons who chuckle, "Guess my eyes were bigger than my belly."

2)  ... around to eating those (I'm still at the point here my eyes are bigger than my belly, and the amount of food I throw away is embarrassing).

3)  My mom frequently told me that my eyes were bigger than my belly, as I ambitiously piled food high on my dinner plate — and was only able ...

4)  Haggen's eyes were bigger than its belly. The company went bankrupt last fall prompting a Chapter 11 bankruptcy court to auction off its ...

5)  If historically you're prone to mis-perceptions or poor judgment, then you must acknowledge your “eyes are bigger than your belly” tendency, ...

6)  Shop deliberately, from a list, for just a couple of meals ahead of time. Otherwise your eyes will be bigger than your belly, and much of what ...

7)  ... in an attempt to compensate, or miserably full on a weekly basis, it's likely that your eyes were just a bit bigger than your belly rather than ...

8)  I don't know about you, but I always order too much food at takeout places. My eyes are bigger than my belly and I think, "There's two of us, ...

9)  Emotions run so high in situations like these, your eyes are bigger than your belly and your desires can easily exceed your winnings.

10)  ... are a few ways to tell when you are actually full on Thanksgiving,and remind yourself that your eyes are definitely bigger than your belly.

11)  For the first round, I recommend taking a little less than what you think you can eat. Eyes are usually bigger than the belly.

12)  I loved it all, but my eyes were bigger than my belly, so I have lunch in the fridge for Thursday. No dessert this time, too full, but the car bomb ...

13)  Now, the likelihood that all of this gets done in the next month is close to nil. Congress's eyes are often bigger than its belly. 

14)  Your eyes might be bigger than your belly and pocketbook. The last quarter moon will require you to monitor your spending and not indulge ...

15)  Ambition can be tricky; treat it wisely. “My eyes sometimes got bigger than my belly when it came to running my business.

16)  But like everyone else whose eyes are bigger than his belly, he's getting ready to pile up the victuals even higher. 

17)  I'm often accused of having eyes that are bigger than my belly, but each time I see this scene I feel a surge of confidence that I could devour ...

18)  Boasting a wood fired flavor in each of its several specialty pizza varieties, I'll openly admit that my eyes were a little bigger than my belly as ...

19)  My mom used to always tell me, “Boy, your eyes are bigger than your belly. You can't eat all that.” Then I'd prove her wrong.

20)  Many times, overeating where the feeling of your eyes are bigger than your belly can lead to gas, indigestion or discomfort.