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anybody's/anyone's guess

Uncertain or unknown. Why dogs and cats hate each other is anybody's guess. No one has been able to determine why my daughter has been having nightmares—apparently, it's anybody's guess.
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anyone's guess

Something that no one knows for sure, as in Will it rain next Sunday? That's anyone's guess. [Mid-1900s] Also see your guess is as good as mine.
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anyone's guess

a totally unpredictable matter. informal
1999 Jason Elliot An Unexpected Light The most likely scenario was a government alliance with the forces of the north, although it was anyone's guess how long such a Faustian pact might last.
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ˈanybody’s/ˈanyone’s guess

(informal) nobody knows: Who will win the next game is anybody’s guess.
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How much more futuristic holograms can go is anybody's guess.
How we got there from our hotel is anybody's guess. There is no such thing as a clear, direct car route to anything in Beijing.
Until then it's anybody's guess as to what we'll be seeing him in next.
Not that CNCS would let a national service corps member do anything remotely like police work anyway: Participants can't be involved in making arrests, collecting evidence, or "witnessing criminal incidents which may result in participants being called as witnesses in adjudicatory proceedings." (How CNCS figures a participant will know when or where he might witness a crime is anybody's guess. The Washington bureaucrats apparently think malefactors announce their crimes in advance.)
What new learning disabilities will be discovered when computer literacy becomes a sine qua non for success in contemporary society is anybody's guess.
It's anybody's guess just when the Bonneville cisco will begin their spawning run at Bear Lake, which straddles the Idaho-Utah border 50 miles northeast of Logan.
What measures and efforts have we taken to stop such cases from occurring, is anybody's guess. We go on talking about our economic woes, education emergency and global warming, while our children continue to die at the hands of brutes.
How it digs itself out of this crisis is anybody's guess, but what is absolutely clear is that deranged Trump is part of the problem and removing him is central to the answer.
How the case will turn out is anybody's guess, especially with a big corporation like MSI.
And how she expects to get let off the hook on welfare cuts is anybody's guess.
And if ever you are unfortunate enough to need an ambulance then it's anybody's guess whether it'll get to you.
HE'S a musical institution so how we left Johnny Handle off a list of festival attractions is anybody's guess. It was a travesty, of course.
What awaits in Israel on Tuesday is anybody's guess, with Evans and defensive partner Gareth McAuley both suspended alongside midfielder Oliver Norwood.
In an article published in UK paper, he said he was told to be number one on the terrorist hit-list, although who the terrorists would be was anybody's guess.
How much Skinner is being paid for the series is anybody's guess - he once left the BBC for refusing to match his demands for hosting his own chat show, and decamped to ITV instead.