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English definition of “out of your depth”

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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.
Translations of “out of your depth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 無法駕馭,不能勝任, 淹沒頭頂,沒過頭頂…
in Chinese (Simplified) 无法驾驭,不能胜任, 淹没头顶,没过头顶…
(Definition of out of your depth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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