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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.
Translations of “it beats me”
in Chinese (Traditional) 我不理解,我不明白…
in Russian понятия не имею…
in Turkish bir anlam veremiyorum, Allah Allah, bana bir şey ifade etmiyor…
in Chinese (Simplified) 我不理解,我不明白…
in Polish nie mogę pojąć…
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