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boggle at (something)
To gape or gawk at something; to struggle to accept or understand something. I boggled at the very generous salary offer and hoped it wasn't an error. When my wife surprised me with a new car, I could only boggle at it in our driveway—I couldn't even speak!
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boggle (one's/the) mind
To thoroughly overwhelm, confuse, or surprise one. The show of support from everyone just boggled my mind. The plot of that move totally boggled my mind—did you understand it?
boggle at something
to be amazed at something, particularly something large or surprising. The audience boggled at the size of the loss. I boggled at the damage to my car.
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boggle someone's mind
to confuse someone; to overwhelm someone; to blow someone's mind. The immense size of the house boggles my mind. She said that his arrogance boggled her mind.
boggle the mindalso boggle your mind
to shock or surprise you He has a record of arrests for shoplifting that boggles the mind. It just boggles my mind how many people think they're the only ones who are having a hard time.
the mind boggles
it is very difficult to understand or imagine The mind boggles at the thought of what you could do with all that money.
The mind boggles.
something that you say which means that a situation or subject is very difficult to understand or imagine A cloned sheep? The mind boggles. (often + at ) The mind boggles at the thought of what you could do with all that money.
boggle the mind
Bewilder or astonish with complexity, novelty, or the like, as in The very magnitude of the Milky Way boggles the mind. The source of this usage is unclear, as the verb to boggle has several other seemingly unrelated meanings-to shy away, to hesitate, to bungle. [Second half of 1900s]