eyes are bigger than one's stomach

Definition of eyes are bigger than one's stomach

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

eye play 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

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

  3. : the faculty of seeing with eyes

  1. : to fix the eyes on : look at

  2. : contemplate, consider

  3. : to watch or study closely

big play bigger
  1. : of great strength

  2. : of great force

  3. : large or great in dimensions, bulk, or extent

  1. : in a loud or declamatory manner

  2. : to a large amount or extent

  3. : on a large scale

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

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

stomach play
  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

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

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

  1. : to take offense at

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


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