beats me

(it) beats me informal something that you say when you cannot understand something.

It beats me how he managed to survive for three weeks alone in the mountains.

(often + question word)

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  • beats me — tv. [the answer is] not known to me. (The emphasis is on me.) □ I don’t know the answer. Beats me! □ Beats me how those things stay in the air …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • beats me — (it) beats me (informal) I have no idea what the answer is • • • Main Entry: ↑beat …   Useful english dictionary

  • Beats me — baffles me; perplexes me …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • beats me — Australian Slang baffles me; perplexes me …   English dialects glossary

  • beats — biːt n. strike; rhythm; tapping; pulse; usual territory, regular jurisdiction; scoop , news story that is published earlier than in the rival newspapers (Journalism) v. hit, strike; hammer metal; defeat, finish before, do better than (in a… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • beats me — interj. I have no idea, I don t know, I haven t a clue, it s beyond my knowledge or understanding …   English contemporary dictionary

  • beats — bates …   Anagrams dictionary

  • beats me! —  I do not know …   American business jargon

  • beats — noun a United States youth subculture of the 1950s; rejected possessions or regular work or traditional dress; for communal living and psychedelic drugs and anarchism; favored modern forms of jazz (e.g., bebop) • Syn: ↑beat generation, ↑beatniks… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Beats by Dr. Dre — Type Consumer electronics Industry Audio Founded 2008 …   Wikipedia

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