be scratching (one's) head

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be scratching (one's) head

To be puzzled, doubtful, or uncertain; to be having trouble understanding something. They're all scratching their heads over his decision to pull the plug on the lucrative program.
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be scratching your head

COMMON If you are scratching your head, you are puzzled and unsure about something. The viewer is left scratching his head as to why Brown should have gone to all the trouble. Relief workers outside were scratching their heads about what to do next. A lot of people are scratching their heads and saying, `What are we doing? Are we getting our money's worth?' Note: You can also talk about head-scratching. There had been much head-scratching among BBC executives who hadn't then thought up a suitable name for the show.
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And meanwhile, while I am scratching my head thinking of solutions to overcome this predicament, there are people out there crying for help because they are being pushed around for not having perfect grammar or fluency in English.
From a common-sense perspective, I am scratching my head over how United could have allowed this to happen.
I am scratching my head as to how we lost the game.
I have 26 of Costello's albums in my house and have played most of them to death, but there are times when I am scratching my head and going "ooh, what's this one?
What I can't understand is that the two-mile chase start is further back than it was before, so we will have to see what the measurements come up with on Monday, but it is certainly an oddity and I am scratching my head a bit.
As a trustee of Liverpool JMU, I am scratching my head to think to what better use these funds could be put
I am scratching my head more and more to come up with rights definitions that will last as long as a licence.
I am very disappointed with the way we performed, particularly in the first half, and I am scratching my head to see where that performance has come from.
I am scratching my head over the cover article in today's issue of PR News, published by the people of PBI Media, who ought to know better," says corporate relations associate Teresa Dickinson, of BNA, Inc.
More to the point, I am scratching my head at the moment, trying to see how you are going to make money from your website.
I am a huge basketball fan, and when I watch the games on TNT, I see these two ads for these two shows (Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns and House of Payne) and I am scratching my head.
We were good all over the place and I am scratching my head at how we haven''t won it.
I am scratching my head over how often content from this site (where "contributors" and readers routinely insult and pick at each other) shows up high in search engine results.
It's no wonder I am scratching my head about what is the best thing to do.