out of (one's) league

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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 that are not similarly attractive or wealthy.) I can't believe that average-looking guy is dating a supermodel—she is totally out of his league!
2. Not something one has the preparation or skills to accomplish. I've only been working in the department for a few months, so that management position is really out of my league.
See also: league, of, out