anyone's guess

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anybody's/anyone's guess

Uncertain or unknown. Why dogs and cats hate each other is anybody's guess. No one has been able to determine why my daughter has been having nightmares—apparently, it's anybody's guess.
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anyone's guess

Something that no one knows for sure, as in Will it rain next Sunday? That's anyone's guess. [Mid-1900s] Also see your guess is as good as mine.
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anyone's guess

a totally unpredictable matter. informal
1999 Jason Elliot An Unexpected Light The most likely scenario was a government alliance with the forces of the north, although it was anyone's guess how long such a Faustian pact might last.
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ˈanybody’s/ˈanyone’s guess

(informal) nobody knows: Who will win the next game is anybody’s guess.
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So how the SFA are the only ones who didn't see a week like we've just had coming is anyone's guess.
HOW much longer the Royal Mail can remain in business delivering small parcels is anyone's guess.
The Government will accept sealed bids from all interested parties, but what happens afterwards is anyone's guess.
Quite where the other pounds 650,000 in accrued costs comes from is anyone's guess.
These days plastic surgery is almost seen as the norm in Hollywood, so why Demi wants to say she hasn't gone under the knife is anyone's guess.
How they're going to drop a runway into the middle of the newly refurbished lounge bar is anyone's guess, but it's going to be interesting finding out.
Where the Tory leader will turn up next is anyone's guess.
Whether or not these two will continue into the next 15 years together is anyone's guess.
Why their long-suffering boss (Leigh Zimmerman) hasn't sacked them is anyone's guess.
What the other 84 people working for Cheney do is anyone's guess.
What would happen to landowners in the area is anyone's guess, but according to the plan's authors, there would be "adequate incentives for local landowners.
The replay showed that all his rivals were under pressure before him, so how he could have been made a 49-1 chance is anyone's guess.
Katie is quite adept at clutching pens but what she does with them next is anyone's guess.
The Hemeroteca--a periodicals archive will open later this year; the library, history museum, and administrative offices have been framed; the music theatre and new technologies building have yet to break ground, and the final cost is anyone's guess.
Whether the turnaround has anything to do with the success of the cottage lots pilot program (the city was able to get permission from the province to sell off some nearby waterfront lots on Crown land for cottage development) is anyone's guess, but the timing is impeccable.