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idioms involving bite
Bite the bullet
To face an unpleasant situation with courage
Fukuda-san hates to fire people but will bite the bullet and fire her secretary this afternoon.
Bite off more than one can chew
To take on more than one can handle
We shouldn’t have promised to finish this analysis today; we have bitten off more than we can chew.
Bite the hand that feeds (pays) one
To be ungrateful to someone to whom one should be thankful
Constructive criticism of your boss is okay, but please take care not to bite the hand that feeds you.
Take a bite out of (something)
To reduce something significantly
The new tax laws have really taken a bite out of tax fraud.
One’s bark is worse than one’s bite
Not as dangerous or threatening as one appears to be
You'll get used to Kodama-san's gruffness. His bark is worse than his bite.