over your head
This page is about the idiom over your head
If something you hear or read is over your head, or goes over your head, you don't understand it because the language or the ideas are too advanced for you.
- I tried listening to a show on the radio about modern physics, but most of it was over my head and I gave up after about ten minutes.
- Jerry told a really funny joke about the economics of the cheese industry, and it went right over Tom's head. He didn't even smile.
For another idiom with similar wording, but a very different meaning, see the listing for "go over your head".
I could tell the lecture had gone over my student's head because he
Contributor: Matt Errey