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in over one's head

adverb phrase

In a situation one cannot cope with; helplessly committed and likely to lose: He tried to stop, but he was in over his head (1622+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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in over one's head

see under in deep , def. 2.
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