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beyond (one's) pay grade

1. The responsibility of those who are of a higher authority than oneself, denoted by the level of pay which one receives in comparison to one's superiors. All these questions you're asking are beyond your pay grade. He had some great ideas about how to run the company, but contributing such things was beyond his pay grade.
2. Above or beyond one's skill, knowledge, ability, or willingness to participate. He soon realized that the details of the IT development project were a bit beyond his pay grade. Sorry, fishing garbage out of the lake is beyond my pay grade.
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"That's beyond my pay grade how to grow the game and grow the revenue."
'It's beyond my pay grade. I think they are talking to somebody higher, maybe the secretary, secretary of finance or the Office of the President.
However there are a lot of politics going on beyond my pay grade that are pushing the launch back.
And there was his glib "it's beyond my pay grade" answer to Rick Warren's question, "at what point does a baby get human rights?"
The thought of conspicuously consuming anything was way beyond my pay grade.
"If Eric thinks that they're stealing his corporate secrets, that's beyond my pay grade," Goldschmidt said, although he noted that brokers and vendors like RealPlus are providing Stratus with data.
As President Obama once said about the question of when life begins, that's beyond my pay grade. Nevertheless, there are some broad generalizations about us that seem not only to be generally true, but that are good to believe because they move us toward better policies and more happiness.
When asked separately during cocktails about their network's merger with CBS News, they had the same answer ready: "All that is beyond my pay grade!" To his credit, Cooper went a bit further.
Projecting how and when the global war on terrorism is going to end is, as the old saying goes, beyond my pay grade. What I do know is the country gets strength and power from the combat capability we provide the Air Force, and every member of the entire Air Force Reserve Command team should be very proud of what we provide to the nation--every single day.