To be put into a complex situation (especially work-related) without preparation or when lacking experience in the field; especially in the case of a new job. Derived from the slope in a swimming pool which is shallow at one side, for beginners, and has a deeper section which is designed for more experienced swimmers.
Also 'jump in at the deep end' - to deliberately tackle a difficult area; to take the bull by the horns
Find a translation for the in at the deep end phrase in other languages:
Select another language:
Some more phrases from our dictionary similiar to in at the deep end
Discuss this in at the deep end phrase with the community:
Use the citation below to add this in at the deep end definition to your bibliography:
"in at the deep end." Phrases.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 25 Sep. 2018. <https://www.phrases.net/phrase/in-at-the-deep-end_13120>.