(to be) over your head

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - over your head

"(to be) over your head"

something which is too difficult or complex for you to understand


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - over your head

Two parents are talking ...

Mother:  Can you please help Ralph with his math homework? I'm afraid that the problems are just too complex for me.

Father:  I can try but I think the problems will be over my head as well.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - over your head

Two accountants are talking ...

Accountant 1:  I wonder if you could give me a hand with these impairment of assets entries.

Accountant 2:  Those are really tricky. I think I understand most of it. Let's take a look.

Accountant 1:  Thanks. This stuff is way over my head.

Sunday Fun Idiom

"(to be) over your head"

Sunday Fun Idiom - over your head

(to be) over your head - Usage:


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(to be) over your head - Gerund Form:

Being over your head, you couldn't help your daughter with her algebra homework.

(to be) over your head - Examples:

1)  ... an F simply because he's being forced into a situation that's over his head.

2)  This went over his head so I simply said that I would love to.

3)  ... lead this country before becoming president and even more obvious the job is over his head. He is far from being a leader.

4)  ... oppose the powers that be and certainly that means any possible alternative is over his head. Yet that same shallowness, mixed with serendipity, made him a millionaire.

5)  Sir, with all do respect this trial is over my head, I would request a period of two weeks to obtain a paralegal to assist ...

6)  ... a great resource to learn history and tactics. Some of it is over my head, but it has helped me watch the game with a finer eye.

7)  ... ever used Linux before so all this talk about Unity vs Gnome is over my head.

8)  I admit that the math is over my head.

9)  I have no idea what to tell you. It is over my head.

10)  This is over my head, but they seem to be trying to interpret the signal as indicating that the ...

11)  The debate is over your head and you don't deserve to be a participant. 

12)  ... remember this is for health care professionals so some of it might be over your head

13)  ... failed a few maths exams, as basic set theory seems to be over your head.

14)  The quality of your training will vary and sometimes you will be over your head.

15)  You seem to be over your head in every topic that comes up between us. 

16)  Quite a bit of it was over my head, but as long as I could key it in and save it to tape ...

17)  I am no Java developer so a lot of this was over my head, I failed at finding out how to get the name.

18)  Your blog looks very interesting, but a lot of it was over my head, as I'm a complete beginner on these issues.

19)  ... was more he said about radiation levels and other scientific stuff that was over my head but he made it sound very plausible, I must say.

20)  ... me a couple of months to digest it as some of it was over my head, but I got there.