out of one's depth

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Adjective[edit]

out of one's depth

  1. (idiomatic) To be in a situation which one is poorly prepared or unprepared to handle.
    The team's first game was against the league champions; they were out of their depth and knew it.
  2. (literally) To be in water so deep that one cannot stand and may be at risk of drowning. [1]

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  1. ^ http://www.yourdictionary.com/idioms/out-of-one-s-depth