above (one's) bend

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above (one's) bend

Exceeding one's knowledge or ability. Lifting that heavy box is definitely above my bend—my arms are too scrawny for that! He's a great handyman but electrical work his above his bend.
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above one's bend

 and above one's huckleberry
Rur. beyond one's ability. Fixing those new cars with computers in them is above my bend. Joe's a good cook, but fancy desserts are above his huckleberry.
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