above (one's) head

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above (one's) head

Being too advanced or difficult for one to be able to comprehend, understand, or complete; beyond one's abilities. I thought I could handle this advanced math class, but the stuff we're learning is just way above my head.
See also: above, head
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The beats of her heart grew fainter and fainter, and vaguer, like a fountain giving out, like an echo dying away;--and when she exhaled her last breath, she thought she saw in the half-opened heavens a gigantic parrot hovering above her head.
Put it on quite," voices were heard urging when the priest had put on the wedding crowns and Shtcherbatsky, his hand shaking in its three-button glove, held the crown high above her head.
Had you taken her hand, it would have indicated your desire to make her your mate, and had you raised her hand above her head and then dropped it, it would have meant that you did not wish her for a mate and that you released her from all obligation to you.
Merely to raise her hand above her head and drop it in the presence of others is sufficient to release her; but how may you ever find her, you who are doomed to a life of slavery yourself in the buried city of Phutra?
The ceilings were composed of great arches that rose far above her head, and all the walls and floors were of polished marble exquisitely tinted in many colors.
For an instant the spreading noose hung above her head like a great snake, and then, as she looked upward to detect the origin of the swishing sound of the rope, it settled about her neck.
She clasped her hands easily above her head, and it was thus she fell asleep.
Her bare, red arms were thrown out above her head in positions of exhaustion, something, mayhap, like those of a sated villain.
Then they saw her stoop down, and once more with that almost superhuman strength which seemed to belong to her for those few moments, she lifted the strange object who lay cowering there, high above her head.
A single thing still mechanically occupied her ear; above her head, the dampness was filtering through the mouldy stones of the vault, and a drop of water dropped from them at regular intervals.
If I dozed for a minute, I was awakened by Miss Havisham's cries, and by her running at me with all that height of fire above her head.
STEVENSON RANCH -- Megan Richardson held her wrist cocked above her head as she coasted down the court Tuesday night.
She would entertain herself by moving her hand from side to side, held high above her head, like a mobile.
The camera clambers about her body and wheels above her head, rummages in the folds of her dress and zooms into her mouth.
It includes an amazing lift in which a male dancer places his hand on a female dancer's shoulder and somehow levers himself above her head.