Definition Beyond one's control

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Definition

(This malfunction was) beyond my control: (This malfunction was) not something I had power over, outside my influence
idiom
I'm sorry, the hiring of staff is beyond my control because I am just the janitor.

beyond: after, over, past; exceeding, surpassing
preposition
Susie's performance is beyond Bruno's expectations, so he has decided to promote her.

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