I’m in over my head

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[Motivation]
들어간 물속의 깊이가 키보다 더 클때 뭐라고할까?
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He is in over his head
 
 
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Dog is in over its head
 
캡션에서 볼수 있듯이 in over someone’s head 라 하는데,
직역으로 이렇게 쓰기도 하지만, 비유적으로 더 자주 쓰인다.  즉 어떠한 일에 잠겨서 허우적거리는 모습을  본따서,  자기가 다룰수 있는 양보다 많이 있는 상태..즉 속수무책의 상태를 묘사할때  in over X’s head 라한다
[Phrase]
in over X’s head
1. Lit. in water that is deeper than one is tall. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.)
  • Johnny! Don’t go out too far! You are in over your head.
2. Fig. too deeply involved with someone or something, beyond what one can deal with. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.)
  • They are all in over their heads with this money business.
  • After a week in the new job, I soon realized that I was in over my head.
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“I am in way over my head…”
[Comments]
In 과 over 전치사 둘이 나란히 있다는것을 까먹지않길바라.
전치사가 두개라서 직역을 하기 힘들지만, 그림으로 보면 이해하기 쉽다.
1)  over my head : 머리 위에
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2)  In SOMETHING ( ~안에 있다)
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3)  in ( over my head)  : ( 직역불가. 그림으로 보고 이해하길바라)
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4) I am in over my head
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그래도 가장 효과적인방법은 그냥 입에 익히는것이다..
[From Movies]
  • It’s you’re in over your head Irene, visit. ( Sherlock Holmes)
  • What’s his problem? Frank, it sounds like he’s in over his head on this one. (Fire in the Sky)
  • I didn’t know it then, but I was already in over my head, and I couldn’t have cared less. (Killer’s Kiss)
  • I’m in over my head here. I feel like I can’t even swim. ( Cedar Rapids)
  • You’ve given me diarrhea, I’m nervous about you and I’m in over my head.  ( Funny People)
[From News]
  • She was clueless about computers and was in over her head once the pop-ups began.( NYT)
  • This guy in office is in over his head. he is clueless. (Economist)
  • Poland’s self-styled investment bank gets in over its head.(Economist)
[From Twitter]
  • You know you are in over your head when you have to Google Translate the syllabus. #nocomprendo
  • Everyone feels in over the head. Embrace it
  • “If you aren’t in over your head, how will you know how tall you are?” T.S. Eliot
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