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English definition of “be in over your head”

be in over your head

informal
to be involved in a difficult situation that you cannot get out of: Sean tried to pay his gambling debts , but he was in over his head.Experiencing difficulties
(Definition of be in over your head from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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