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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It's unfamiliar territory for Dodd, who is at the mercy of Peggy (Kirsten Dunst, pictured), who is really getting into the part of villain.
We very quickly found ourselves in pretty unfamiliar territory.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia is a regular at this point of any tournament while Marcel Raonic of Canada is in unfamiliar territory when the pair meets in the quarterfinals of the men's singles competition of the 2014 French Open.
3 ( ANI ): Scientists are in the process of developing a pair of "smart glasses" that is going to help blind people navigate unfamiliar territory by recognizing objects or translating signs into speech.
Yet frequently the effect was as though one was at a first rehearsal when actors are finding their way in unfamiliar territory.
The Broncos are in unfamiliar territory languishing in 11th place and they will still be reeling from last week's humiliating 56-18 gubbing at home to the New Zealand Warriors.
As he finds himself in unfamiliar territory, he must put his faith in three unusual companions--a cryptic knight, a child thief and a beautiful, silent woman.
Meanwhile, Hodge is on unfamiliar territory when Kath (both right) broaches the topic of starting a family.
They will venture deeper and deeper into unfamiliar territory.
Like Seraphim Falls (2006) with Liam Neeson, just getting out into this kind of unfamiliar territory makes the admission worthwhile.
LIVERPOOL manager Kenny Dalglish admits the club's current run of bad results places him in unfamiliar territory.
KENNY DALGLISH admits Liverpool's run of nightmare results has plunged him into unfamiliar territory.
As with any tourist in any new destination, Guevara recommends visitors carry a map to avoid being lost in unfamiliar territory.
TIGER Woods is in unfamiliar territory at this week's HSBC Champions tournament, but the American has no intention of changing his approach as he bids to regain the world number one spot from Lee Westwood.
I would brush up on my openings so that I wouldn't find myself, as I had in several games, steered down a dark alleyway into totally unfamiliar territory before suffering the chess equivalent of a very painful mugging.