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. 2015.

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  • 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) …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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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