a bit beyond (one's) ken(redirected from a bit beyond our 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. Whoa, having 10 employees report to me is a bit beyond my ken—I haven't had that much supervisory experience. I asked Alex to consult on this project because it's 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'.
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beyond your kenoutside your range of knowledge or understanding.
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