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Beats me

beats me


I don’t know; I have no idea; I don’t understand: Why was he hired? Beats me/ Why don’t they take the whole investigation? Beats the shit out of me (1880s+)
This baffles or puzzles me, as in I don’t know how he does it—beats me! This term originally may have alluded to a winning poker hand. It may also be related to the even earlier usage of beat for “astonished” or “at a loss.” [ ; mid-1800s ]


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