Meaning of “be in over your head” in the English Dictionary

british dictionary

"be in over your head" in British English

See all translations

be in over your head


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.

(Definition of “be in over your head” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Need a translator?

Translator tool

Get a quick, free translation!