Over one's head

Also found in: Idioms.
Related to Over one's head: in hot water, at the eleventh hour, above one's head
beyond one's depth; completely; wholly; hopelessly; as, over head and ears in debt.

See also: Over

References in classic literature ?
Really, the largest green leaf in this country is a dockleaf; if one holds it before one, it is like a whole apron, and if one holds it over one's head in rainy weather, it is almost as good as an umbrella, for it is so immensely large.
Never did a mountain seem so close; its big sides seemed at one's very elbow, and its majestic dome, and the lofty cluster of slender minarets that were its neighbors, seemed to be almost over one's head.