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above one's bend


Prepositional phraseEdit

above one's bend

  1. (idiomatic, US, dated) Out of one's control or power.
    • 1835, Davy Crockett, An account of Col. Crockett's tour to the North and down East.
      I shall not attempt to describe the curiosities at Peale's Museum; it is above my bend.