I don't understand


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I don't understand (it)

I'm confused or puzzled (by something). I don't understand why Tom would make such a ridiculous statement. Honey, I just don't understand—why are you so upset? I don't understand it, but yes, Sue is selling her beautiful house.
See also: understand
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

I don't understand (it).

 and I can't understand (it).
I am confused and bewildered (by what has happened). Bill: Everyone is leaving the party. Mary: I don't understand. It's still so early. Bob: The very idea, Sue and Tom doing something like that! Alice: It's very strange. I can't understand it.
See also: understand
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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