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.
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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.
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There were three excellent off-shoots, like huge rungs of a ladder, above my head, and a tangle of convenient branches beyond, so that I clambered onwards with such speed that I soon lost sight of the ground and had nothing but foliage beneath me.
I heard far above my head, and faintly, in Thuvia's voice: "My Prince, O my Prince; I would rather remain and die with--" But the rest was lost in the noise of my assailants.
One or two of these slabs had fallen, and again I wondered if the gigantic masses of carved stone that lay about me were no larger than those above my head. Within the temple, the ornamentation was elaborate and colossal.
Suddenly seemed to reel, And the sky above my head became
As he stooped to place my food upon the ground I swung the chain above my head and crashed the links with all my strength upon his skull.
This good fortune could not last indefinitely, and, assured that Thurid would not again leave me alive, I awaited the bursting of the next shell that hit; and then, throwing my hands above my head, I let go my hold and crumpled, limp and inert, dangling in my harness like a corpse.
Slender purple grasses topped with red and yellow fern-like fronds grew rankly all about us to the height of several feet above my head.
or so the calendars show The buds, the shrubs, my daffodils all begin to grow Yesterday these lovely blooms were standing tall and proud But above my head I spied that slow descending cloud Then I awoke this morning to the glare of snow again My daffodils they droop their heads and fall like drunken men They are wailing for the welcoming sun to wake them from their sleep With ice that drips like tears there's no time to weep They must bloom again, their time's so very brief So enjoy each flower, each head, each stalk, each leaf EDNA HALLIDAY, Consett
Daydreaming a couple of minutes ago (I do apologise), I gazed upwards into a milky blue sky and there, far above my head, was a jumbo jet leaving a long vapour trail.
I ran screaming away from it, I ran up to a wall near to my house but it chased after me and its horns went into the wall above my head.
President." She offered a limp handshake, maintaining eye contact with the wall space just above my head. I was in the tropics but felt ice run through my veins.
"If it happens, it will be above my head but I will understand it," he said.
Focusing on his last three novels (Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone, If Beale Street Could Talk, and Just Above My Head), Scott examines the reasons for the critical neglect of Baldwin's later work.
I just hear the planes launching above my head and pray that no one is going to get killed.
Indigo, purple, even red, Glittering high above my head High it spins round and round, Tonight it is dark bursting with sound.