put one's arm out further than one can draw it back again
- не рассчитать своих сил, возможностей, зарваться
‘Nick,’ said he, ‘never put out your arm further than you can draw it easily back again.’ (W. Scott, ‘Rob Roy’, ch. XXII) — - Ник, - сказал он, - всегда следует взвешивать свои возможности.
Большой англо-русский фразеологический словарь. - М.: «Русский язык-Медиа».. 2006.
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