uncharted territory

[ uhn-chahr-tid ter-i-tawr-ee ]

  1. an unfamiliar area or situation, especially one that has or seems to have no maps or guidelines:At that time, the American West was uncharted territory.We suddenly found ourselves in uncharted territory as the parents of a medically fragile child.

Origin of uncharted territory

First recorded in 1900–05
  • Also called un·chart·ed wa·ters [uhn-chahr-tid waw-terz, wot-erz] /ˌʌnˈtʃɑr tɪd ˈwɔ tərz, ˈwɒt ərz/ .

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