over your head

over (one's) head

1. Too complicated to be understood by one. My jokes always seem to go over Stephanie's head, so I'm glad you think I'm funny at least. A lot of this technical stuff is way over my head.
2. Bypassing one's authority. She just wouldn't listen to me, so I had to go over her head to her boss and complain about it.
3. Lingering as a source of concern or worry for one. All these bills are hanging over my head, and I don't get paid for another week. I'm so glad that exam is over—it's been over my head for months.
See also: head, over

over (someone's) head

1. Describing the act of speaking to one's superior rather than talking to one directly. She just wouldn't listen to me, so I had to go over her head to her boss and complain about it.
2. Not understood by one because it is too complex or subtle for their comprehension. My jokes always seem to go over Stephanie's head, so I'm glad you think I'm funny at least.
See also: head, over
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over your head

1 beyond your ability to understand. 2 without your knowledge or involvement, especially when you have a right to this. 3 with disregard for your own (stronger) claim.
See also: head, over
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