your eyes are bigger than your stomach

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - your eyes are bigger than your stomach

"your eyes are bigger than your stomach"

you have taken more food than you can eat


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - your eyes are bigger than your stomach

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 stomach and I will never be able to finish all this food.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - your eyes are bigger than your stomach

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 stomach but I am going to try.

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your eyes are bigger than your stomach - Gerund Form:

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

your eyes are bigger than your stomach - Examples:

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

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

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

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

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

6)  Shop deliberately, from a list, for just a couple of meals ahead of time. Otherwise your eyes will be bigger than your stomach, 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 stomach 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 stomach and I think, "There's two of us, ...

9)  Emotions run so high in situations like these, your eyes are bigger than your stomach 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 stomach.

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

12)  I loved it all, but my eyes were bigger than my stomach, 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 stomach. 

14)  Your eyes might be bigger than your stomach 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 stomach when it came to running my business.

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

17)  I'm often accused of having eyes that are bigger than my stomach, 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 stomach as ...

19)  My mom used to always tell me, “Boy, your eyes are bigger than your stomach. 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 stomach can lead to gas, indigestion or discomfort.