To bite off more than one can chew
The boss fired him yesterday. Serves him right for biting off more than he could chew.
Don’t bite off more than you can chew. Take a moment to prepare a schedule that makes you feel productive andtake one step at a time.
To learn one's lesson
My computer crashed before I saved the document. I've learned my lesson, and now I save everything in time.
I told you that you'd feel awful if you drank that much wine. I hope you've learned your lesson.
We were young and cocky, and we thought we knew everything.
Hugh is knowledgeable but not cocky.
Don't count your chickens before they hatch.
Don't count your chickens before they hatch. Wait until you get the confirmation by email because many thingscan happen before the contract is signed.
Though he was leading the race, he had started celebrating even before the finish line, and in the process lost hislead.He had counted his chickensbefore they hatched.
Actions speak louder than words
He keeps saying he loves me, but actions speak louder than words.
She keeps promising that she'll finish the project next week. It's been three weeks already and, well, actions speaklouder than words.
A penny saved is a penny earned
I don't need to waste my time or money. I just wait for a better opportunity. A penny saved is a penny earned.
You shouldn't spend your money as soon as you get it, a penny saved is a penny earned.