One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Face a difficult problem or undertaking with little or no preparation or prior experience.‘they're thrown in at the deep end and have to develop skills quickly’
- ‘He was thrown in at the deep end, expected to live at the residential centre he worked at along with the users who were his clients.’
- ‘I was thrown in at the deep end and they put me on the Finance Committee.’
- ‘I was thrown in at the deep end, I had no inclination of what was going to happen.’
- ‘She's obviously a planner, rather than an activist like me who jumps in at the deep end.’
- ‘In the past we've had good ideas and jumped in at the deep end.’
- ‘With his first assignment, Weston was thrown in at the deep end.’
- ‘A lot of players were thrown in at the deep end, me being one of them.’
- ‘On her first job she was thrown in at the deep end when she was sent on a business trip to Northern Ireland.’
- ‘We were thrown in at the deep end when we won a major global project with a London bank and we needed to get moving quickly.’
- ‘I was thrown in at the deep end and I had to learn everything on my feet - it turned out very well indeed.’
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