over one's head

over one's head
a) More complex or confusing than one can understand; beyond one’s comprehension.

This is way over my head. Can you explain it more simply?

b) More than one can handle; too much (especially in over one’s head).

I’m in over my head on this project. Can you help?


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  • Over one's head — Over O ver ([=o] v[ e]r), prep. [AS. ofer; akin to D. over, G. [ u]ber, OHG. ubir, ubar, Dan. over, Sw. [ o]fver, Icel. yfir, Goth. ufar, L. super, Gr. ype r, Skr. upari. [root]199. Cf. {Above}, {Eaves}, {Hyper }, {Orlop}, {Super }, {Sovereign},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • over one's head — phrasal 1. : beyond one s comprehension he liked pictures but art criticism was over his head the speech went over the heads of the audience 2. : so as to pass over or ignore one s superior standing or authority quit when his juniors were… …   Useful english dictionary

  • over one's head — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. Not understandable; beyond your ability to understand; too hard or strange for you to understand. * /Mary laughed just to be polite, but the joke was really over her head./ * /The lesson today was hard; it went over my… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • over one's head — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. Not understandable; beyond your ability to understand; too hard or strange for you to understand. * /Mary laughed just to be polite, but the joke was really over her head./ * /The lesson today was hard; it went over my… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • over\ one's\ head — adv or adj. phr. 1. Not understandable; beyond your ability to understand; too hard or strange for you to understand. Mary laughed just to be polite, but the joke was really over her head. The lesson today was hard; it went over my head. Compare …   Словарь американских идиом

  • over one's head — idi over one s head beyond one s comprehension, ability, or resources …   From formal English to slang

  • over one's head — phrasal 1. beyond one s comprehension or competence < the most awful intellectual detail, all of it over my head E. B. White > 2. so as to pass over one s superior standing or authority < went over my head to complain > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • over one's head — 1) too difficult for someone to understand The joke went over her head so we had to explain it to her. 2) go to a more important person in charge, go to a higher official We didn t receive a good answer from the official so we went over his head… …   Idioms and examples

  • over one’s head — mod. confusing; too difficult to understand. □ This stuff is too hard. It’s over my head. □ Calculus is all over my head …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • have a roof over one's head — To have somewhere to live • • • Main Entry: ↑roof …   Useful english dictionary

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