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
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • beyond one's depth — {adj.} or {adv. phr.} 1. Over your head in water; in water too deep to touch bottom. * /Jack wasn t a good swimmer and nearly drowned when he drifted out beyond his depth./ 2. In or into something too difficult for you; beyond your understanding… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beyond one's depth — {adj.} or {adv. phr.} 1. Over your head in water; in water too deep to touch bottom. * /Jack wasn t a good swimmer and nearly drowned when he drifted out beyond his depth./ 2. In or into something too difficult for you; beyond your understanding… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beyond one's depth — phrasal or out of one s depth 1. : in water that is deeper than one s height 2. : beyond the limit of one s mental capability …   Useful english dictionary

  • beyond\ one's\ depth — adj or adv. phr. 1. Over your head in water; in water too deep to touch bottom. Jack wasn t a good swimmer and nearly drowned when he drifted out beyond his depth. 2. In or into something too difficult for you; beyond your understanding or… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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

  • out of one's depth — phrasal see beyond one s depth * * * out of one s depth 1. In water where one cannot touch bottom with one s head above the surface, or too deep for one s safety 2. In a situation, etc beyond one s understanding • • • Main Entry: ↑depth * * * in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • out of one's depth — phrasal see beyond one s depth …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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

  • 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

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