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    It's on the tip of my tongue and I can't remember the expression or idiom that means 'something that is beyond one's abilities' or 'something too hard for someone to do'... What do you call it? Out of my what? Or beyond my what? I can't remember... It's quite similar to the phrase/expression 'out of my league'... which doesn't fit the context 'beyond my skills'... I've been thinking about this for about 2 hours already...
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    He can only play pop music. He doesn't play jazz. Let alone classical music. It's way....... over his/beyond his/out of his..... (grrr... I can't remember... and I'm really bothered.)

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    Default Re: idiom/expression

    You might be thinking of "reach."

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    Default Re: idiom/expression

    Quote Originally Posted by paochai01 View Post
    It's on the tip of my tongue and I can't remember the expression or idiom that means 'something that is beyond one's abilities' or 'something too hard for someone to do'... What do you call it? Out of my what? Or beyond my what? I can't remember... It's quite similar to the phrase/expression 'out of my league'... which doesn't fit the context 'beyond my skills'... I've been thinking about this for about 2 hours already...
    ex.
    He can only play pop music. He doesn't play jazz. Let alone classical music. It's way....... over his/beyond his/out of his..... (grrr... I can't remember... and I'm really bothered.)

    Hi,

    Is 'beyond your ken' just used when one doesn't know much about the sunject?

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    Default Re: idiom/expression

    paochi01.
    He doesn't play jazz. Let alone classical music. It's way.......

    Perhaps you're looking for ".. beyond his range".

    Mehrgan.
    Is 'beyond your ken' just used when one doesn't know much about the sunject?

    "Beyond your ken" means beyond your knowledge or understanding.

    not a teacher

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    Hi bwkcaj_ca and JMurray! Thank you both! 'Reach' is pretty close and 'Range' is much closer to the one I was trying to remember. But I think 'range' is the word. I have a feeling that's the one. Thank you very much again bwkcaj_ca and JMurray!

    Hi Mehrgan, sorry, never heard of such expression. But thanks still. :)

    Thanks for your time guys! :)

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    Default Re: idiom/expression

    Perhaps "over his head" or "out of his depth"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrystalline View Post
    Perhaps "over his head" or "out of his depth"?
    It's beyond my speed ?

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    Default Re: idiom/expression

    may be beyond my eyes

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