above (someone's) head

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above (someone's) head

Not understood by one because it is too complex or subtle for their comprehension. My jokes always seem to go above Stephanie's head, so I'm glad you think I'm funny at least.
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above your head

beyond your ability to understand.
See also: above, head

above/over somebody’s ˈhead

too difficult for somebody to understand: It was clear from the expression on his face that the lecture went completely over his head.
See also: above, head, over
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His followers thronged round him; above his head the broad blades of their spears made a spiked halo of iron points, and they hedged him from humanity by the shimmer of silks, the gleam of weapons, the excited and respectful hum of eager voices.
He shared his food, his repose, and his thoughts; he knew his plans, guarded his secrets; and, impassive behind his master's agitation, without stirring the least bit, murmured above his head in a soothing tone some words difficult to catch.
Having lighted the candle at length and opened his own door, he softly ascended, holding the taper high above his head, and peering cautiously about; curious to see what kind of man had chosen so comfortless a shelter for his lodging.
He looked round him as he spoke, and in particular looked above his head, as though he half expected to be standing under some object which had had existence in his dream.
Arriving at the conclusion, he shook the letter fiercely in his hand, so that it rustled as loud as the flag above his head.
Tarzan, on his part, lay in the darkness of his cell, ignorant of the fact that his wife was a prisoner in the cabin almost above his head.
He saw a black-bearded man who laughed at him in derision as he held high above his head the figure of a little child.
Time and again some swarthy horseman threw hands above his head and toppled from his saddle, pierced by a deadly arrow; but the contest was uneven.
High above his head he was suddenly conscious of a downward current of air.
He stood with poised spear above his head waiting for the instant that would expose a vulnerable part of the ape-man's body and still not endanger one of the blacks.
He said the only reason he never gave it was he felt they were too close together - but McKenna came from five yards away and his hands are above his head.
Paul Roe, who plays no-nonsense Vinnie in the award-winning show, believes his son Keith has got in above his head with Dublin gangsters in a hard-hitting new storyline.
The defendant gave chase and pulled the blade above his head, waving it and shouting and screaming he was going to use it.
Fans were stunned as Anastasios Kikiopolous, 50, held the weapon above his head and ran after John Colquhoun.
He says his heavy breathing caused the snow above his head to melt to the point where he could get some air.