What does in over my head mean?


Idiom Meaning:

trying something that is much too difficult to accomplish


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


Deus Ex Machina “Person of Interest” (2014)

Time of Scene: ~00:31:20

George Hersh: Oh, dear. I think I might be in over my head.

John Reese: I’m a little busy myself.

George Hersh: Unless you’re looking at a big-ass bomb wired to blow when the power comes back on, I think I win.


The Big Bang Theory “The Locomotion Interruption” (2014)

Time of Scene: ~00:07:30

Bernadette Rostenkowski: Anyway I talked you up to Don. He’s the guy who’ll be interviewing you.

Penny: Oh, I really appreciate this. I just hope I’m not in over my head.

Bernadette Rostenkowski: You’ll be fine. Just be yourself.

Penny: I wish I felt more confident.

Bernadette Rostenkowski: I wouldn’t put you up for this job if I didn’t think you could handle it.


Without a Paddle (2004)

Time of Scene: ~00:35:40

Jerry Conlaine: Tom, it’s getting big!

Tom Marshall: No problem.

Jerry Conlaine: Like, really big!

Tom Marshall: I’m in over my head!

Jerry Conlaine: What?

Tom Marshall: I’m in over my head!

Jerry Conlaine: Don’t tell me that!



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