Anybody’s guess

any person.
a person of some importance:
If you’re anybody, you’ll receive an invitation.
anybody’s guess, a matter of conjecture:
It’s anybody’s guess why she quit.
any person; anyone
(usually used with a negative or a question) a person of any importance: he isn’t anybody in this town
noun (pl) -bodies
(often preceded by just) any person at random; no matter who

c.1300, ani-bodi, from any + body. One-word form is attested by 1826. Phrase anybody’s game (or race, etc.) is from 1840.


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