in over one's head

in over (one's) head

Too deeply involved in or with a difficult situation, beyond the point of being able to control or cope any longer. I think I'm in over my head with Amy. She wants marriage, kids, and a house, and I'm just not ready for any of that. I've gotten in way over my head with this money laundering scheme—now the mob is threatening my family if I try to back out!
See also: head, over
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in over one's head

see under in deep, def. 2.
See also: head, over
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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