don't ask me


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don't ask me

I don't know; I'm not the person who can answer that question. A: "Whoa, what happened in here?" B: "Don't ask me, I just got home myself."
See also: ask

don't ask me!

used to indicate that you do not know the answer to a question and that you are surprised or irritated to be questioned. informal
See also: ask

ˌdon’t ask ˈme

(spoken, informal) if you say don’t ask me, you mean that you do not know the answer to a question and are annoyed that you have been asked: Don’t ask me — nobody tells me anything around here.
See also: ask
References in classic literature ?
I'm willing to be your financial manager, Tom Swift, but please don't ask me to be a high-brow.