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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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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 beyond my ken.
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beyond one's ken

outside the extent of one's knowledge or understanding. Why she married that shiftless drunkard is beyond our ken. His mean attitude to others is quite beyond my ken.
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be beyond somebody's ken

if a particular subject is beyond your ken, you do not understand it or know much about it Don't talk to me about finance - it's beyond my ken. Most of Derrida's work is beyond the ken of the average student.
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And if history had been played out slightly differently, Ken himself might have been the bass player for the world famous Beatles.
Ken, who was diagnosed four years ago, has already undergone 12 weeks of privately-funded treatment, which is due to finish on Friday, and a scan in September will tell doctors if the drug is working.
Ken was warned to leave Iraq days before he was seized, his brother Paul revealed yesterday.
When something bad happened, I asked Ken to explain the sequence of events so that we could try to identify a better course of action," Dr.
Ken is CEO & Managing Director of Project Pro Search, a leading staffing firm in Southern CA, specializing in connecting the right people to the right companies.
This is the 3rd year in a row that Ken has been honored with this award.
Taff and Ken survived bomb blasts and gun attacks as their RAF base in Cyprus was a prime target for EOKA terrorists in the late 1950s.
It meant he and Conservative candidate Ken Lupton went forward to the second round where the second preference votes of those voting for Sultan Alam (Ind) and Joe Michna (Green) were taken into account.
KEN MONTGOMERY, one of the legends of Fleet Street, has passed away, aged 69.
Ken Whitty had lost touch with Yvonne but, incredibly, they were only living 300 yards apart in neighbouring streets.
Albert Hunt of Helme Lane, Meltham - phone 01484 852381 - was called up in 1939 and found himself training at Renishaw, near Sheffield, with band leader Ken MacIntosh.
After the GOP took a beating at the polls last month, the Republican National Committee canned chairman Ken Mehlman.
Ken Mukai knew he was going to face a big challenge last year when he went from Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies in Tarzana - one of the top-performing public high schools in the San Fernando Valley - to Nsalamanga High School, one of the poorest campuses in the Manguzi region of South Africa.
The strict adherence to a code of service starts with current Cohen Brothers president Ken Cohen, who describes the company's organizational chart as consisting of everyone else on one layer with him below them.