out of the depth

out of the depth
Meaning: to not have the knowledge, experience, or skills to deal with a particular subject or situation.
Example: After watching this film, the audience realized that making comedy movies was out of the depth of this director.

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Author Admin Team writes on 14th November 2013

Hello Carol,
We had tried to explain it as people use it in different parts of the world. We are highly thankful of you for putting your thoughts and giving explanations of this idiom one step ahead. Your further contribution would always be extremely important to us.

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Author carol hall writes on 14th November 2013

No. The meaning you have up there pertains to the idiom, “Out of one’s depth,” which means out of one’s league. i.e. I am out my depth in math. It is beyond my understanding.

There is a second idiom, “Out of the depths,” which means something rises out of something. For instance: Out of the depths of the Yangtze River in Central China, rises the Three Gorges Dam, over sixty stories high.

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