To describe or criticize a person who is not capable of doing easy tasks but want to do a harder task, just because he sees some professional doing it??

  • Maybe delusional – Jim Oct 29 '18 at 5:54
  • George, Hi and thanks for visiting EL&U. I've edited your question to change the tags to Expression-requests and phrase-requests as 'Expressions' is for asking about an expression you already know, not finding one to fit a meaning. Could you take a few minutes to look click 'view tag' and then 'learn More' and read the tag info fo for Phrase-requests and make sure that you include all the information it requires, including research you've done? That way you are more likely to get helpful answers. Cheers – Spagirl Oct 29 '18 at 11:17
  • Possible duplicate of You can't run before you can walk – Mike Harris Oct 29 '18 at 11:31

Consider (from Wiktionary):

have eyes bigger than one's stomach 2. (idiomatic) To want more than one can handle.

  • 2010, Veechi Curtis, Lynley Averis, Bookkeeping For Dummies, page 75: When choosing software, don't have eyes bigger than your stomach. Rather, stick to whatever level of software you need, and no more.

Although it might be more immediately relevant to the issue of greed, the notion of overestimating one's ability can carry over idiomatically to the situation you describe.

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