beggar belief


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beggar belief

To defy attempts at description; to be difficult or impossible to describe or explain. My mother loves decorating for Christmas, so during the holidays, her house is fit for Santa himself. It truly beggars belief. My boss's incompetence is astounding. It truly beggars all belief.
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beggar belief (or description)

be too extraordinary to be believed (or described).
See also: beggar, belief

beggar beˈlief/deˈscription

be too strange and unusual to be believed/described: It beggars belief that no one knew she was stealing money for so long.The sight of him completely covered with mud and oil beggared description.