above my paygrade - definition and synonyms


or beyond my paygrade

  1. involving a higher level of responsibility than I have, and therefore something that should be dealt with by someone more senior than me. This expression is often used figuratively to say that you do not have the knowledge or authority to decide about something

    Some of what he asked was way above my paygrade and I should stress I was making it up as I went along.

See also main entry: paygrade