out of one's depth
phrasal see beyond one's depth

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  • out of one's depth — ► out of one s depth 1) in water too deep to stand in. 2) in a situation beyond one s capabilities. Main Entry: ↑depth …   English terms dictionary

  • out of one's depth — adjective a) To be in a situation which one is poorly prepared or unprepared to handle. The teams first game was against the league champions; they were out of their depth and knew it. b) To be in water so deep that one cannot stand up and a may… …   Wiktionary

  • out of one's depth — 1》 in water too deep to stand in. 2》 in a situation beyond one s capabilities. → depth …   English new terms dictionary

  • out of one's element — {adv. phr.} Outside of your natural surroundings; where you do not belong or fit in. * /Wild animals are out of their element in cages./ * /Chris is out of his element in singing class./ Compare: OUT OF PLACE, BEYOND ONE S DEPTH. Contrast: IN ONE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out of one's element — {adv. phr.} Outside of your natural surroundings; where you do not belong or fit in. * /Wild animals are out of their element in cages./ * /Chris is out of his element in singing class./ Compare: OUT OF PLACE, BEYOND ONE S DEPTH. Contrast: IN ONE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out\ of\ one's\ element — adv. phr. Outside of your natural surroundings; where you do not belong or fit in. Wild animals are out of their element in cages. Chris is out of his element in singing class. Compare: out of place, beyond one s depth Contrast: in one s element …   Словарь американских идиом

  • out of one's league — adjective a) In a situation in which one is mismatched with one or more others, whose accomplishments, preparedness, or other characteristics are on a significantly higher or lower level than ones own. He has an unwitting instructor in his cocky …   Wiktionary

  • out of or beyond one's depth — idi out of or beyond one s depth beyond one s knowledge or capability …   From formal English to slang

  • beyond one's depth — or out of one s depth phrasal beyond the limits of one s capabilities < an actor who is clearly out of his depth in serious drama > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Out-of-body experience — Artist s depiction of the separation stage of an out of body experience, which often precedes free movement. An out of body experience (OBE or sometimes OOBE) is an experience that typically involves a sensation of floating outside of one s body… …   Wikipedia

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