Go figure


try to figure it out, try to figure out why, etc.
Usage Note


verb phrase

To try to understand, esp something contradictory or astonishing: Evidence that drug abuse and street crime derive principally from absence of strong fathers. Go figure/ Who knows. Go figure people

[fr Yiddish gey vays, ”go know”]


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