Over Your Head

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Beyond one’s comprehension, in a situation that is difficult for you to handle

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  • This idiom is very popular and can be used to express two meanings. Firstly, it can be used to scenario when the money you invest is far larger than what you can afford. This makes the business very risky as you are facing financial disaster by spending “over your head.” The second meaning for the expression is the scenario when a person tells a joke that you are unable to understand as in it goes “over your head” instead of into your brain.
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Mathematics is very difficult for me. I am over my head with it.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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