beats me

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

A shortening of it beats me

PhraseEdit

beats me

  1. (idiomatic, as response or with indirect question) I don't know; I have no idea.
    Do you have any idea what tergiversate means? Beats me!
    Beats me how he finds out when we're goofing off.

Usage notesEdit

  • This expression is nearly always used in the present tense, first person, as given above.
Last modified on 17 June 2013, at 01:41