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English definition of “out of your depth”

out of your depth

C2 not having the knowledge, experience, or skills to deal with a particular subject or situation: I was out of my depth in the advanced class, so I moved to the intermediate class. in water that is so deep that it goes over your head when you are standing: I'm not a strong swimmer so I prefer not to go out of my depth.
(Definition of out of your depth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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