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out of one's depth

Definition of out of one's depth

  1. 1 :  dealing with a situation or subject that is too difficult <When the debate turned to physics, I knew that I was out of my depth.>

  2. 2 chiefly British :  in water that is deeper than one's height <He is just getting used to swimming in water that is out of his depth.>



Variants of out of one's depth

also beyond one's depth

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

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  1. :  a deep place in a body of water

    :  a part that is far from the outside or surface

    :  abyss


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