out of your league

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - out of your league

"out of your league"

beyond your talent, ability, social status, financial status or level of physical appearance


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - out of your league

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: Did you get the promotion?

Colleague 2: Not a chance. The interviewer said the manager position was way out of my league.

Colleague 1: Is it because you don't have the experience and qualifications necessary?

Colleague 2: That was part of it but the interviewer also said that my leadership skills needed some serious improvement as well.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - out of your league

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: I am going to ask Leanne out on a date.

Friend 2: Are you kidding? Don't you think she is a little out of your league?

Friend 1: Why would you say that? I am a nice guy.

Friend 2: Of course you are a nice guy but Leanne is at least an eight if not a nine and, on your best day, you are a five.

Friend 1: And do you really think that such a disparity in looks will matter?

Friend 2: Absolutely. You should think about asking someone who is similar to you in the looks department.

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out of your league - Gerund Form:

Being out of their league, they did not even try bidding on the contract.

out of your league - Examples:

1)  ... when I was so awkward and he was confident and out of my league. Now, I was the one who could offer something to him. 

2)  I'm a bit out of my league. So, I asked, " Is there any way you could help me ..."

3)  ... watched a gazillion tutorials already but most seem to be a bit out of my league too. # One thing to remember though: don't feel bad! 

4)  ... and while sometimes I feel out of place or out of my league, the industry and the art has completely absorbed and fascinated me.

5)  She was very popular and I thought she was out of my league.

6)  ... a lot of criticism for the aforementioned, he is not completely out of his league in this fight. He will bring a tremendous size and weight advantage, ...

7)  ... to select party girls. It wasn't that they were "out of his league". It was that they were entirely wrong for him.

8)  He was a polemical journalist obviously out of his league attempting to play historian. Here he is getting shot down, in flames, ...

9)  Olmert looked so out of his league, not worthy - and he proved he was not worthy.

10)  He constantly tries connecting with women that are completely out of his league with looks, and he is dumbfounded why they aren't taking him seriously.

11)  Because she's way out of his league (she's a hard 10 and he is but a 5).

12)  Scott's boards are probably a bit out of your league, like you would not learn how to drive in a Ferrari, right ...

13)  ... be surprised by how many people, even those you think are out of your league, will be happy to give you an hour of their time, if you ...

14)  Bear in mind that if a lady is out of your league in life, woo-ing them over tweets will only work up to a point.

15)  ... or your obsession with the sexy receptionist who is out of your league the best thing is to keep your lips tight closed and shut.

16)  Clearly you are out of your league. Get your facts straight before you comment on government issues.

17)  Maybe you think making a website is so far out of your league that there is no hope for you to ever learn how to make a website on your own.

18)  To invest your emotional energy in trying to capture a guy out of your league is dangerous, as being left with nothing after many months or years of ...

19)  You guys are completely out of your mind and out of your league. Keep fantasizing about things that will never happen. 

20)  ... money issues at the time and the person invites you to something out of your league, suggest something more in your range and if they ask why, tell them ...