above your head

above (one's) head

Being too advanced or difficult for one to be able to comprehend, understand, or complete; beyond one's abilities. I thought I could handle this advanced math class, but the stuff we're learning is just way above my 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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References in classic literature ?
You wonder where these monstrous things came from, and it takes some little time to satisfy yourself that the airy and graceful fabric that towers above your head is made up of their mates.
Lift the club above your head keeping your arms straight.
When you are a little kid dreaming of being a footballer, you dream of lifting trophies above your head.
Repeat 10 times, then swap arms; Hold the bottle above your head with your arm straight.
START POSITION Lie on your back with the kettlebell in your right hand, extended off the ground and above your head.
A rhombus with a metal ceiling; an underground hospital carved out of rock; ceilings that float above your head.
65, into the roots of your hair then take a small section of hair and hold it taut above your head,' says celeb stylist Dominic Capel from ghd.
Lie on your belly with your arms long above your head on the floor.
Chances are, unless you have a vehicle with a sunroof, there isn't a heck of a lot going on in that real estate above your head.
Zero level (the level at which air blows out of the hood instead of sucking into the hood) may need to be lowered below conventional levels on high-speed machines to knee-level or below instead of above your head.
Place the palms of your hands together and lift your arms above your head.
With your right arm raised above your head, use the flat surface of your fingertips of your left hand to feel your right breast.
Stick a long strip of masking tape vertically on a wall, reaching from above your head to the floor.
Far from fleeing the premises, you confronted her wielding the axe which you raised above your head demanding to know where the safe was.