above your ceiling
   promoted to a level beyond your abilities
   • Not merely rummaging about in the attic:
    L. M. is a very nice chap... but he is definitely above his ceiling. (Home, 1994 — Montgomery was speaking of Leigh-Mallory, the senior allied airman during the 1944 invasion of Europe)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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