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(out) over (one's) skis

Thinking or acting impetuously or preemptively, before the reality or truth of something is revealed. A: "I can't believe he told you to leave!" B: "Oh, he was out over his skis, as usual. I don't pay much attention to what he says." You have no way of knowing what Shelly's thinking, and you're over your skis if you think you do. A: "I love this house, I can't wait to live here!" B: "Whoa, the sellers still have to accept your offer, so don't get out over your skis."
See also: over, ski

après-ski

1. noun The social activities that people engage in after skiing or while visiting a town where skiing is popular. ("Aprés" means "after" in French.) I'm not fan of skiing, but I'm fine with après-ski—sitting around a fireplace in the lodge is my idea of a good time. Shall we go back to the lodge for après-ski? We had a great time on the slopes today, but we're definitely ready for après-ski now.
2. adjective Relating to the social activities that take place after skiing. Where is the best après-ski place in this town? Is this appropriate après-ski attire? What do people normally wear? Après-ski activities include lounging in the lodge, right? Then I'm in!

don't get (out) over your skis

Don't think or act impetuously or preemptively without knowing the reality of a situation. I always tell entrepreneurs, "Don't get over your skis." The last thing you want to do when you're starting a new business is to take on more risk and responsibility than you can actually handle. Come on now, don't get out over your skis—you have no way of knowing what Shelly's thinking.
See also: get, over, ski

get (out) over (one's) skis

To think or act impetuously or preemptively, before the reality of something is revealed. Lots of entrepreneurs get over their skis when they set up new businesses, taking on a lot more risk and responsibility than they can actually handle. Come on now, don't get out over your skis—you have no way of knowing what Shelly's thinking.
See also: get, over, ski

ski nose

A nose that curves upward at the tip, resembling the chute used for ski jumping. Sometimes hyphenated. A: "I hate this stupid ski nose of mine!" B: "That's from your father's side of the family. All their noses point up like that." You know, there was a time when people got plastic surgery just to have a ski-nose.
See also: nose, ski

ski-jump nose

A nose that curves upward at the tip, resembling the chute used for ski jumping. A: "I hate this stupid ski-jump nose of mine!" B: "That's from your father's side of the family. All their noses point up like that." You know, there was a time when people got plastic surgery just to have a ski-jump nose.
See also: nose

ski-ramp nose

A nose that curves upward at the tip, resembling the chute used for ski jumping. A: "I hate this stupid ski-ramp nose of mine!" B: "That's from your father's side of the family. All their noses point up like that." You know, there was a time when people got plastic surgery just to have a ski-ramp nose.
See also: nose

ski-slope nose

A nose that curves upward at the tip, resembling the chute used for ski jumping. A: "I hate this stupid ski-slope nose of mine!" B: "That's from your father's side of the family. All their noses point up like that." You know, there was a time when people got plastic surgery just to have a ski-slope nose.
See also: nose
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