(something) does not compute

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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 intelligences 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!
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