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Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
avoir les yeux plus grands que le ventre
avoir les yeux plus gros que le ventre; être trop ambitieux; prendre trop de responsabilités
être trop ambitieux
rembarrer qn
morsure ; bouchée
morsure d'aspic
'bite off' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
bite off more than you can chew
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     ( bit    pt)   ( bitten    pp  )
[person, animal, snake]  
→ My sister's dog bit me.        
→ It bit his leg.        
→ A poisonous snake bit his ankle.        
→ Does he bite?        
→ Please bite this rubber block hard.        
→ He had bitten the cigarette in two.        
→ She bit the carrot in half.        
[mosquito]   piquer  
I got bitten by mosquitoes.      Je me suis fait piquer par des moustiques.  
→ We were all badly bitten by mosquitoes.        
to bite one's nails      se ronger les ongles  
→ Both sisters bit their nails as children.        
→ I want to stop biting my nails.        
to bite one's lip, to bite one's tongue      *   (=keep quiet)   tenir sa langue  
→ I must learn to bite my lip.        
→ He bit his tongue as he found himself on the point of saying "follow that car".        
to bite the hand that feeds you      cracher dans la soupe  
to bite sb's head off      rembarrer qn  
   [person, animal, snake]   mordre  
→ Llamas won't bite or kick.        
[mosquito]   piquer
   (=take bait)  
mordre (à l'hameçon)
   (=take effect)  
[sanctions, recession]  
se faire sentir  
→ As the sanctions begin to bite there will be more political difficulties ahead.        
→ The recession started to bite.        
      n   [+dog, snake, person]   morsure    f     
→ Any dog bite needs immediate medical attention.        
→ He died from a snake bite.        
   (=insect bite)   piqûre    f     
→ My face and hands are covered with mosquito bites.        
   (=mouthful)   bouchée    f     
→ You cannot eat a bun in one bite.        
→ I enjoyed every bite.        
to take a bite of sth      prendre une bouchée de qch  
→ He took another bite of his apple.        
Do you want a bite?      Tu en veux un peu?  
→ Do you want a bite of my banana?        
to have a bite to eat      manger un morceau  
→ We went home for a bite to eat.        
→ Would you like a bite to eat?        
Let's have a bite to eat.      Mangeons un morceau., Mangeons quelque chose.  
   to take a bite out of        [+savings]   faire un trou dans  
  [+profits]   réduire  

bite-sized   , bite-size  
[piece of food]  
petit (e)     
[article, part]  
mini-, miniature  
→ there are a lot more bite-sized lists and snippets of writing        
insect bite  
      n   piqûre    f   d'insecte  
love bite   , lovebite  
      n   suçon    m     
mosquito bite  
      n   piqûre    f   de moustique
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
"bite off": examples and translations in context
Don't try to bite off more than you can chew. Tu as les dents pointues, mais n'essaye pas de mordre les pierres.
I wouldn't bite off more than I can chew. Je ne voudrais pas mordre plus gros que je ne peux mâcher.
The absolutely brilliant forensic anthropologist who'd bite off his own arm to be your assistant. L'anthropologue médico-légal formellement brillant, qui se couperait un bras pour être votre assistant.
Jimmy, the woman tried to bite off one of your father's toes while he was sleeping. Jimmy, elle a essayé de mordre un orteil de ton père pendant qu'il dormait.
Of course there has to bite off if you get stepped on, men gör det med stil och klass i så fall. Bien sûr, il faut mordre si vous piétiné, men gör det med stil och klass i så fall.
Right as the words came out of his mouth, Lin Jian Yin wanted to bite off his tongue once and for all. » Dès que les mots sortirent de sa bouche, Lin Jian Yin voulut se mordre la langue une bonne fois pour toutes.
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