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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 many the opppsition can command is anyones guess, given their decimated ranks and lack of local support.
However, when it comes to the outlook for the unique barometer of business confidence, she says: Its anyones guess as to where the BCI will head in the short term although there may well be more surprises ahead.
Verstappen, Hamilton and Ricciardo were behind the leading duo and except for Vettel who seemed to be in a league of his own, it was anyones guess who would take up the other two podium slots.
The timing and nature of such a shift from stimulus to headwind is anyones guess. J.P.
Panik sat the last two, and its anyones guess when he will return after the Hawks destroyed the Jets with one of their best efforts of the year.
With the majority of the household struck down with a life-threatening illness, it's anyones guess who is to survive and who will go on to appear in the Christmas special.
Wolves need to win and, as for us, well, it's anyones guess how we will perform.
It's anyones guess as to how much has been spent on the 'princess perfect' gown, but the question is, is it really necessary to spend a small fortune on getting the dress of your dreams?
How the first half ended goalless was anyones guess. United had a flurry of chances and should have scored at least two, with Hernandez, Giggs, Fabio, Rooney all coming close.
By ISLAMABAD, November 25, 2010 (Balochistan Times): There is no record of RS 38 billion in the record of national wealth and where this money is gone is anyones guess. This was disclosed in the meeting of the special committee of the Public Accounts Committee of the National Assembly in which financial irregularities that took place 16 years ago in NHA was reviewed in the audit report.
So far 82 people have been killed, largely falling prey to target killings and it remains anyones guess when this outburst of violence would come to an end.
But, as yet, "it's anyones guess whether one of those countries will be the UAE," says the report.
There is a winner amongst the six runners lining up for the 670- metre stayers race but which of the six is anyones guess.
No-one has yet done research into Welsh Assembly elections and weather, so its anyones guess if we respond the same in Assembly elections as we do in general elections.
Diplomatic sources reckon at this stage that the outcome of the debate is anyones guess.