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above one's bend Explained

above one's bend at English (WD) Of Explained:


Prepositional phrase

Inter: en-PP » above one's bend
  • Inter: idiomatic » US|dated Out of one's control or power.
    1. 1835, Inter: w » Davy Crockett, An account of Col. Crocketts tour to the North and down East''.

  • : I shall not attempt to describe the curiosities at Peale's Museum; it is above my bend.


    * 1848, John Russell Bartlett, Dictionary of Americanisms