above one's bend
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- (idiomatic, US, dated) Out of one's control or power.
1835, Davy Crockett, An account of Col. Crockett's tour to the North and down East:
- I shall not attempt to describe the curiosities at Peale's Museum; it is above my bend.
- 1848, John Russell Bartlett, Dictionary of Americanisms