Posted by ESC on July 09, 2003
In Reply to: Whats the meaning of thisphrase posted by James Briggs on July 09, 2003
: : He's a little over his head right now.
: He's in a difficult situation, just like a swimmer in trouble who may have the water 'over his head'.
I've heard the phrase a little different. "He is IN over his head." Meaning a swimmer who is in water over his head.
A similar phrase: "That's over his head." "That's over my head." Meaning that is beyond one's understanding, brain power, area of "expertise," etc.