beyond one's control
Definition of beyond one's control
—used to indicate that no intervention will help things The circumstances are beyond our control.
Word by Word Definitions
: on or to the farther side : farther
: in addition : besides
: on or to the farther side of : at a greater distance than
: out of the reach or sphere (see 1sphere 4b) of
: in a degree or amount surpassing
: something that lies on or to the farther side : something that lies beyond (see 1beyond 1)
: something that lies outside the scope of ordinary experience
: an act or instance of controlling
: power or authority to guide or manage
: skill in the use of a tool, instrument, technique, or artistic medium
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