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Meaning of “it beats me” in the English Dictionary

"it beats me" in British English

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it beats me

(also what beats me) slang said when you do not ​understand a ​situation or someone's ​behaviour: It ​beats me how she got the ​job. What ​beats me is why she ​stays with him.
(Definition of it beats me from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"(it) beats me" in American English

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(it) beats me

slang I do not ​know, or I do not ​understand: "Any ​idea who ​won the ​pennant last ​year?" "Beats me." Note: Used to answer someone's question.
(Definition of (it) beats me from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “it beats me”
in Chinese (Simplified) 我不理解,我不明白…
in Turkish bir anlam veremiyorum, Allah Allah, bana bir şey ifade etmiyor…
in Russian понятия не имею…
in Chinese (Traditional) 我不理解,我不明白…
in Polish nie mogę pojąć…
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