out(side) (of) (someone's) wheelhouse

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out(side) (of) (someone's) wheelhouse

Against, outside of, or not matching someone's general interests, abilities, or area of familiarity; outside of someone's comfort zone. It's clear, however, that the political implications of this issue are well outside the author's wheelhouse. Jeff generally doesn't date women outside of his wheelhouse. You need to get out of your wheelhouse and live on the wild side for a change!
See also: wheelhouse
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"They seem to want to stay that way since they have familiarity with it and they're not going outside their wheelhouse."
These gamers, known for League Of Legends, Hearthstone and other games, tried their hand at some titles outside their wheelhouse,  competing in mobile games like Fruit Ninja, Crossy Road: Disney Edition, Bloons TD Battles, 8 Ball Pool and Pac Man 256.
Are they willing to spend time with them socially, and support institutions and events outside their wheelhouse?" he asks.
I'd rather they strive for something like sports or education, something technically outside their wheelhouse."