Idiom of the Day: Bite off More Than One Can Chew

Aren't Small bites always better for one's consumption and health? They taste better as well! That strikes a chord with our idiom of the day.


Bite off more than one can chew: to take on more work or responsibility than one can actually do.


I bit off more than I could chew when I decided to  single-handedly arrange a house warming party for a hundred people. 

The office sycophant has bitten off more than he can chew this time by claiming he can finish the entire week's work in a day.

In his efforts to help others, Ben is always biting off more than he can chew.

Idiom of the Day: Face the Music

Idioms have a way of teasing our expectations by going beyond the literal meaning. They are in this way a type of figurative language. Let's learn one such expression today. 

Face the music: to receive criticism, scolding or punishment for one's errors.      


After a two hour delay, the airline staff had to face music from the disgruntled passengers. 

"Either don't commit such silly mistakes, or be prepared to face the music," thundered the boss at the workers.