Throw in the deep end

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Definition

to be thrown in the deep end: to be given a difficult task without enough preparation
idiom
I was thrown in the deep end when I had to manage the store all by myself.

With my first job, I was in at the deep end!: In my first job, I was given too much responsibility too early!
idiom

Examples

  • "I'm sorry if this advice may seem incomplete, but this is exactly how I started my customer service career: in the deep end."

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