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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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  • How do you decide when you are in over your head in a work-related situation?
  • I began with the tutorial missions and realized I was definitely in over my head.
  • The overwhelming impression I get from Firewarrior is that of being constantly in over my head.
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