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(something) does not compute

cliché One cannot comprehend something; something does not make sense. An imitative reference to robots, computers, and artificial intelligence in pop culture and science fiction. It's clear that the concept of prioritizing people's welfare over the economy just does not compute for this government. I've been trying to wrap my head around these instructions, but they just do not compute! I'm sorry, are you saying I should have fun on my day off? Well, that certainly does not compute after all these 80-hour work weeks!
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compute (something) at (some amount)

To determine the total to be a particular amount. Unfortunately, I computed the amount you owe at more than $1,000.
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compute something at something

to calculate the total of something to be a certain figure. I compute the total at nearly three thousand dollars. The tax department computed the penalty at an enormous amount.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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