be out of (one's) league

be out of (one's) league

To be a poor match for someone, often because someone or something is considered superior. Although it can be used in other situations, this phrase is very often applied to romantic partners that are not similarly attractive or wealthy. I can't believe that average-looking guy is dating a supermodel—she is totally out of his league! I've only been working in IT for a few months, so that advanced position is really out of my league.
See also: league, of, out

be out of somebody’s ˈleague

(informal) be too difficult, expensive, etc. for somebody: You can’t afford a lawyer like that. She’s way out of your league.
See also: league, of, out
References in classic literature ?
Here, in the whirlpool of European races, the Ugric tribe bore down from Iceland the fighting spirit which Thor and Wodin game them, which their Berserkers displayed to such fell intent on the seaboards of Europe, aye, and of Asia and Africa too, till the peoples thought that the werewolves themselves had come.
He was still the old Roman in inflexibility of purpose; but grafted on to the Roman was a new Berserker fury.
He was fighting for me, and he was in a true Berserker rage.
Berserkers ravaged all the coasts of western Europe and lay drunk in
He had Berserker rages and did mad, terrible things.
A companion organization to the Valkyries was the Berserkers.