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be in over one's head

Definition of be in over one's head in English:

informal Be involved in something that is beyond one’s capacity to deal with: when I became a graduate student I knew at once I was in over my head
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  • Near the start of the film, a city cop volunteers to help the small-town policemen, who seem to be in over their heads.
  • Some of the soldiers are there out of a sense of duty; most of them realize they might be in over their heads.
  • After my first lead role, I knew I was in over my head, so I started training in acting and martial arts.
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