be a huckleberry above (one's) persimmon

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be a huckleberry above (one's) persimmon

dated To be somewhat or slightly beyond one's abilities or talents. Primarily heard in US. I'd like to help you fellas out, but I'm afraid herding cattle is a huckleberry above my persimmon.
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That, if Joe knew it, and at any subsequent period of our joint domestic life remarked that his beer was flat or thick, the conviction that he suspected Tar in it, would bring a rush of blood to my face.
One day as he rode along on horseback, near Kirklees Abbey, he was seized with so violent a rush of blood to the head that he reeled and came near falling from his saddle.
He felt a rush of blood to his head and first went pale and then suddenly flushed.