boggle (one's)/the mind

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boggle (one's)/the mind

To thoroughly overwhelm, confuse, or surprise one. The show of support from everyone just boggled my mind. The plot of that move totally boggled my mind—did you understand it?
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boggle someone's mind

to confuse someone; to overwhelm someone; to blow someone's mind. The immense size of the house boggles my mind. She said that his arrogance boggled her mind.
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boggle the mind

Bewilder or astonish with complexity, novelty, or the like, as in The very magnitude of the Milky Way boggles the mind. The source of this usage is unclear, as the verb to boggle has several other seemingly unrelated meanings-to shy away, to hesitate, to bungle. [Second half of 1900s]
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How Offaly managed to blow such a commanding position against a very limited Longford side boggled the mind but they appear to have regrouped from that setback.
This year there were well over 100 entries and the costumes boggled the mind.
And what boggled the mind was that the entire operation takes place in approximately 30-40 acres.
As the first picture was released yesterday, London Mayor Boris Johnson said: "It would have boggled the minds of the Romans.