Значение идиомы over one’s head

[over one’s head] {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. Not understandable;beyond your ability to understand; too hard or strange for you tounderstand.

Mary laughed just to be polite, but the joke was reallyover her head.

The lesson today was hard; it went over my head.

Compare: BEYOND ONE’S DEPTH. 2. To a more important person in charge;to a higher official.

When Mary’s supervisor said no, Mary wentover her head to the person in charge of the whole department.

IfJohnny can’t get what he wants from his big sister, he goes over herhead and asks his mother.

3. See: HANG OVER ONE’S HEAD.


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