(it's all) Greek to (one)

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(it's all) Greek to (one)

(It is) completely unintelligible, as if it is written in a language that one does not speak. The phrase comes from Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar. Mom said these instructions are Greek to her and that we should show them to Dad. A: "Can you understand this error message?" B: "Sorry, Greek to me. You'd better ask one of the programmers."
See also: Greek

Greek to (someone)

incomprehensible to someone; as mysterious as Greek writing. I don't understand this. It's all Greek to me. She said it was Greek to her, and that it made no sense at all.
See also: Greek

Greek to someone

n. something incomprehensible to someone; something as mysterious as Greek writing. I don’t understand this. It’s all Greek to me.
See also: Greek, someone
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Together, along with other family members they started various businesses, including Concourse Coiffure in Skokie and a Chicago GreekTown favorite, It's Greek to Me restaurant.
And the only restaurant it had -- It's Greek to Me -- faded away like the Hellenic civilisation; the general somnolence hasn't spared even the Cafe Coffee Day outlet.
Difficulty of languaged (p168): The phrase "it's Greek to me" stems originally from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, where it is put into the mouth of a Roman.
Livingston Town Center, a high-end mixed use community located in the heart of Essex County, announced the addition of It's Greek to Me, a popular Mediterranean-style restaurant; and Visionary Fitness, a new facility providing personal training, Pilates and weight management training, among other specialties, to its retail roster.
The new It's Greek to Me site follows eight other New Jersey locations including Hoboken, Holmdel, Ridgewood and Long Branch.
THE Greek Reading Group meets on at 126, Mount Pleasant, on Monday at 6.30pm during term time; the beginners guide to Greek, called It's Greek to Me!
(The proofreader must have said "It's Greek to me!")
In the article "Authority, (White) Power and the (Black) Critic; It's Greek To Me," Gates makes another plea to create what he calls "vernacular criticism":
San Francisco-based Briana Nix used the Phillip Jeffries wallpaper "It's Greek to Me" in a powder room she designed, giving the room serious architectural interest and graphic punch.
For example, in English, one says "It's Greek to me", so Greek is rated harder than English, In turn, the Greeks have an expression "It appears Chinese to me", so by Rule 2 Chinese is harder than English.
Also setting up shop will be It's Greek To Me, featuring authentic Greek specialties in a casual family-style setting; Kidegories, an upscale store featuring furnishings, room accessories and gifts for infants and children; The Turning Point, a breakfast and lunch restaurant with an adjoining News cart; and Ladies Work-out Express, the national fitness chain.