eyes are bigger than one's stomach

Definition of eyes are bigger than one's stomach

  1. —used to say that someone has taken more food than he or she can possibly eat I can't finish my meal—I guess my eyes were bigger than my stomach!

Word by Word Definitions

eyeplay eyes
  1. :  a specialized light-sensitive sensory structure of animals that in nearly all vertebrates, most arthropods, and some mollusks is the image-forming organ of sight

    :  the nearly spherical usually paired hollow organ of sight in vertebrates that is filled with a jellylike material, is lined with a photosensitive retina, and is lodged in a bony orbit in the skull

    :  all the visible structures within and surrounding the orbit and including eyelids, eyelashes, and eyebrows

  1. :  to fix the eyes on :  look at

    :  contemplate, consider

    :  to watch or study closely

bigplay bigger
  1. :  of great strength

    :  of great force

    :  large or great in dimensions, bulk, or extent

  1. :  in a loud or declamatory manner

    :  in a boasting manner

    :  to a large amount or extent

  1. :  an individual or organization of outstanding importance or power

    :  major league

    :  a big player :  a center or forward whose large size and strength are used to control play near the basket

stomachplay
  1. :  a saclike expansion of the digestive tract of a vertebrate that is located between the esophagus and duodenum and typically consists of a simple often curved sac with an outer serous covering, a strong muscular wall that contracts rhythmically, and an inner mucous membrane lining that contains gastric glands In humans, the stomach is located in the upper abdomen, below the esophagus and above the small intestine . It functions mainly to partially digest food by grinding and mixing it with gastric secretions (as hydrochloric acid and pepsin ). Mucus is also secreted to protect the stomach lining from damage by the acidic environment. Once ingested food has been partially digested by the stomach, it is discharged through the pylorus into the duodenum in the form of the semifluid chyme for further digestion.

    :  one of the compartments making up the stomach of a ruminant animal (as a cow or sheep)

    :  a cavity in an invertebrate animal that is analogous to a stomach

  1. :  to take offense at

    :  to bear without overt reaction or resentment :  put up with


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