out of one's league

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of out of one's league

: not at a level where one is as good as someone else at something
  • When I play chess with my Dad I'm out of my league.

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

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

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

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

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

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats

league play
  1. : any of various units of distance from about 2.4 to 4.6 statute miles (3.9 to 7.4 kilometers)

  2. : a square league

  1. : an association of nations or other political entities for a common purpose

  2. : an association of persons or groups united by common interests or goals

  3. : a group of sports teams that regularly play one another

  1. : to unite in a league

  2. : to form a league


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