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Is the expression "fall in over your head" a variation on "be/get in over your head"? I couldn't find it used with "fall", but "be/get in over your head" makes sense in the context above."My first semester I took baby bio, baby chem, French, history, and baby philosophy," she says, explaining that before the term was over she found herself disavowing her I-want-to-be-a-doctor-speech to a new advisor. KC had a change of heart. Three-hour science labs, she discovered, didn’t really excite her. Nor did writing up lab reports. Not to mention that she felt in way over her head.
Thank you.40 be/get in over your head to be or get involved in something that is too difficult for you to deal with : In business, start small and don’t get in over your head.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English