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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beyond your ken

If something is beyond your ken, you do not know about it or understand it. The quirks of the antiques business were beyond his ken. The scientific subject matter is beyond the ken of the average person. Note: `Ken' here means the full range of someone's knowledge or understanding. The Scottish verb `ken' means `know'.
See also: beyond, ken

beyond your ken

outside your range of knowledge or understanding.
See also: beyond, ken
References in classic literature ?
Life is a mad dance in the domain of flux, wherein appearances in mighty tides ebb and flow, chained to the wheels of moons beyond our ken.
If then, in the countless ages of the past, or at the present hour in some foreign clime which is far away and beyond our ken, the perfected philosopher is or has been or hereafter shall be compelled by a superior power to have the charge of the State, we are ready to assert to the death, that this our constitution has been, and is--yea, and will be whenever the Muse of Philosophy is queen.
That cannot be," returned Don Quixote, "because night overtook me while I was there, and day came, and it was night again and day again three times; so that, by my reckoning, I have been three days in those remote regions beyond our ken.
This was followed by countless BBC series, including The Ken Dodd Show, Beyond Our Ken and Ken Dodd's Laughter Show, and he entered the big time in 1965 with the longest-ever run at the London Palladium (42 weeks).
His TV shows included The Ken Dodd Show, Beyond Our Ken, Ken Dodd's Laughter Show and An Audience With Ken Dodd and he entered the big time in 1965 with the longest-ever run at the London Palladium - 42 weeks.
Martin and Barrie, two retired gentlemen, had fun naming shows such as Take It From Here, Life with the Lyons, Raise A Laugh, The Navy Lark, The Goons and Round the Horne and, Beyond Our Ken with Kenneth Horne at the helm.
We are passengers on a rock swinging through the solar system in a celestial dance choreographed by forces beyond our ken and control.
Synopsis: The stories comprising Silas Dent Zobal's "The Inconvenience of the Wings" inhabit a imaginative landscape so expansive in conception that it permeates the border between the natural and the supernatural, showing us that what seems beyond our ken is as much a part of the human experience as the tactile ground on which we tread.
All this goes on, largely ignored or tacitly allowed, even as we pay lip service to an historical event from years beyond our ken.
when the body rattles is beyond our ken no matter which flag drapes the coffin.
He seems to gaze resolutely at something forever invisible to us; though we might strain, it is enduringly beyond our ken.
Like quantum physics, national and international economics is beyond our ken so I find it ironic that individuals who have difficulty running domestic budgets claim some kind of omniscience when it comes to running the UK economy.
As a child I remember we all laughed at the Kenneth Williams character Arthur Fallow field in the BBC radio show Beyond our Ken as he chimed "the answer lies in the soil" in a deep West Country accent.
Our lives have flowed from exploding stars, from currents of time and gravity beyond our ken.
They both loved the wireless particularly the comedy programmes; Round The Horn and Beyond Our Ken, The Navy Lark and Ray's A Laugh, and my dad's favourites, Welsh Rarebit and Life With The Lyons.