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English definition of “be out of your depth”

be out of your depth

to not have the knowledge, experience, or skills to deal with a particular subject or situationInexperienced (of people)Naive and trusting
(Definition of be out of your depth from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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