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English definition of “in sb's infinite wisdom”

in sb's infinite wisdom

used to show that you do not understand why someone has done something and that you think it was a stupid action: The authorities, in their infinite wisdom, decided to close the advice centre.Stupid and sillyOf unsound mind
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