Meaning of “don't ask me” in the English Dictionary

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"don't ask me" in British English

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don't ask me

informal

B2 said when you do not know the answer to a question:

Don't ask me where you've left your glasses!

(Definition of “don't ask me” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"don’t ask me" in American English

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don’t ask me

infml I do not know:

“Who left this mess in the kitchen?” “Don't ask me.”
He doesn’t want to come with us to the game – don’t ask me why.

(Definition of “don’t ask me” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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