unfamiliar territory

unfamiliar territory

an area of knowledge unknown to the speaker. We are in unfamiliar territory and I don't know the answer. Astronomy is unfamiliar territory for me, and I cannot answer any questions about the stars.
See also: territory
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Since 1990, there have been four gang-related deaths in the valley, but Santa Clarita found itself in unfamiliar territory last week when just hours after Flores' body was found, another admitted gang member, Byron Benito, 19, of Canyon Country was found on the curb in a mobile home park.
Liberal Democrat defence spokesman Menzies Campbell, added: "This tragedy serves to underline that peacekeeping missions in unfamiliar territory are often dangerous and unpredictable.
Bonaventure (14-0) found itself in what has been unfamiliar territory the past three years, trailing at halftime.
In the unfamiliar territory of rally scoring, the Warriors prevented the Highlanders from completing a huge comeback and likely wrapped up the Marmonte League title with a 15-7, 15-10, 11-15, 10-15, 15-9 victory Tuesday night at Westlake High.
But he admits his step up to the college ranks has already forced him into unfamiliar territory.
ONE is broadening the horizons of its customers by giving them another lifestyle tool - the ability to locate the help, services, and other locations they need, even in unfamiliar territory.
LANCASTER - Paraclete High of Lancaster opened its season by venturing into unfamiliar territory.
The pitching of sophomore Chris Alheim and senior Casey Benesch in particular could carry the Centurions to unfamiliar territory - the playoffs.
com's technology is a valuable benefit for travelers navigating unfamiliar territory," said David Ingerman, Vice President of Marketing.
It is important to be extra cautious on a business trip since you may be operating in unfamiliar territory.
Despite its dynamic growth, the Internet is still unfamiliar territory to a large number of consumers, and endlessly surfing for sites and information is frustrating," said Jeff Cunningham, chief executive officer and president of Planet Direct.
Expendable brings a cloned space marine that is dropped into unfamiliar territory to life.
Requiem might read like any other psychological thriller - BUT WEAVING IN SUPERNATURAL UNDERTONES LEADS IT INTO UNFAMILIAR TERRITORY, SAY ITS CAST MEMBERS.