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in over my head

in over my head

Date: Sep 18 2008

Themes: Pop Culture


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“I’m thinking about cartoons and he’s talking about how to save the planet, so I always feel in over my head there.”

Late Show host David Letterman on interviewing Bill Clinton. (ew.com)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

involved in something too difficult; overwhelmed; failing at a challenge

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

People don’t usually take on challenges that are too difficult for them. No one wants to fail or look silly. But sometimes you find yourself in a situation that’s a little harder than you thought it would be. When that happens, you’re in over your head.

David Letterman interviews a lot of people on his talk show. And he’s a funny guy, so usually he leads the interview by making jokes. But when he talks to someone very intelligent like Bill Clinton, he finds it hard to match their level of conversation. He’s in over his head.

Since Clinton is smart, some of what he says to Letterman goes over his head. That’s a similar but totally different idiom. If something goes over your head, you can’t understand it.


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“I can’t possibly take on any more work right now. I am in over my head as it is.”

“I thought I could walk there but soon discovered I was in over my head and caught a bus.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

nono ksa like he doesn't understand it or it's havey on his mind
by nono ksa
Sezai involved in a situation that is too difficult for you to deal with.
by Sezai
birsencan unfamiliar to the subject,being in different world..
by birsencan
QioThy i think it means unimaginable for me
by QioThy
SwEeTie got in a situation u can't handle!
by SwEeTie
yulzzs not able to cope with the situation, overwhelmed,
by yulzzs
Pavlionka to feel like you don't know much about this matter
by Pavlionka
dofkele15 not understandable
by dofkele15
onutza lost,overwhelmed
by onutza
talknow too difficult to understand bill clinton
by talknow

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