out of (one's) league

out of (one's) league

1. Not the proper match for someone, often because the other person is considered superior in some way. Although it can be used in other situations, this phrase is very often applied to romantic partners who are more attractive, wealthy, famous, etc. I can't believe that average-looking guy is dating a supermodel—she is totally out of his league!
2. Not within the scope of one's training or skills. I've only been working in the department for a few months, so that management position is really out of my league.
3. More than one can afford. This house is beautiful, but it's totally out of our league—unless I get a six-figure job tomorrow.
See also: league, of, out
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