a bit beyond (one's) ken

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a bit beyond (one's) ken

Advanced beyond one's ability to understand or make sense of the subject matter or task at hand. The stuff they're teaching in this advanced math class is a bit beyond my ken.
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References in classic literature ?
Then they dipped out of sight, and an inner ceiling flashed out under a new light; they had gone into the back drawing-room, beyond my ken.
Perhaps there is some profound anthropological reason beyond my ken.
Trying to hold a golf club correctly was proving beyond my ken.
YOU will be well aware by now that many things that go on in the BHA's Race Planning department are beyond my ken.
But her history has only filtered down to me through the memories of others and so you won't be surprised to hear that the etiquette of honouring Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns, was definitely beyond my ken.
Listed as a Junior Suite, it had the lot - a bed the size of a small football pitch, two roll top baths from which you could watch a flat screen television at either end, a separate shower with more water than you'd find at Niagara Falls, a host of other electronic gadgetry which was way beyond my ken and a genuine feeling of comfort without it seeming ostentatiously over the top.
There were lots of people from publishing and promotion, and the visiting scientists were from 'hard sciences' beyond my ken - physics and technology.
How they manage to successfully recreate the sense of speed, car weight and gravitational forces in a PC game is beyond my ken.
Why tracks such as Kempton and Newbury wish to convert to racing on dirt is beyond my ken.
I donOt know if thatOs a spiritual thing beyond my ken I I might be talking balls I but I do think sometimes, OI shouldnOt be here now.
They suggested knowledge of a presence beyond my ken.
More to the point, improving the human-to-human relationship is far beyond my ken.
But I haven't heard the problem since and suspect wither that I was pushing the speakers just a bit or that my aging ears were so clean that I heard stuff that in normally beyond my ken.
I sit on the blue stool in her small Brooklyn apartment and listen toAunt Millie talk, but I am only 48, and old age is simply beyond my ken, beyond the imagining of anyone who does not yet feel the fatigue of life, the weight of memory, the ache of abandonment and loss.
When the exchanges appeared on the scene, they were something even further beyond my ken.