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beyond (one)

Advanced beyond one's ability to do, accomplish, or comprehend something. Why she loves sports so much is beyond me. Personally, I've never seen the appeal of running around and getting sweaty. We need to replace our project manager. It's obvious that overseeing such a complex task is beyond him. Of course I'm calling a professional—installing a new heater is clearly beyond you!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*beyond someone or something

1. on the other side of something. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) When we get beyond this bad road, I'll have to check the tires. I have to get beyond the large gentleman standing in the hall.
2. finished with someone or something; having solved the problems relating to someone or something. (*Typically: be ~; get ~; move ~.) Things will be better when we get beyond this financial crisis. When the country gets beyond the current situation, things will have to get better.

beyond me

completely missing or surpassing my understanding. I'm confused. All this is beyond me.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


/without doubt
Without question; certainly; definitely.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Beyond her she saw a monkey-ladder dangling over the steamer's side.