it boggles the mind

it boggles the mind

The current situation, or the thing just discussed, is difficult or impossible to comprehend, often because it is considered ridiculous or stupid. How is it possible that he got lost on his way home yet again? It boggles the mind.
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enough to tie a bow around the entire planet." And this: "If every household served fresh-baked bread instead of packaged rolls for Thanksgiving dinner, the energy conserved could fly more than 23,000 early colonists from England to Plymouth Rock." Dinner rolls, colonists, it boggles the mind.--B.B.
It boggles the mind as to what the next 10 years might reveal.
It boggles the mind. Here is a pilot who had slipped deep into the clutches of alcoholism, and neither the FAA nor his airline knew it.