it boggles the mind

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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.
See also: boggle, mind
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Ben also deserves to be fired, for thinking he's the best-looking candidate and for trying to invent an appalling, 'spring loaded' (the mind boggles) device to keep fit while having sex.
The mind boggles. One for people-watchers with a lot of time on their hands.
A total weirdo from Bristol has been reported to the RSPCA for feeding Viagra to his pet Labrador (I know, the mind boggles).
AFTER hearing that more police are being allowed to use taser guns my mind boggles.
Apparently rats are particularly fond of a bit of slapstick and the mind boggles at what they would have made of the master of the silent film and physical comedy.
The mind boggles at the very thought until you remember that it was an Englishman, Charles Worth, who established the first haute couture house in Paris in 1858 and started the whole industry off.
The mind boggles as to what will happen if he becomes Prime Minister.
As for Posh becoming a Lady, the mind boggles as she certainly has never appeared that yet.
The mind boggles at the sum conscience-stricken Ridsdale would have been prepared to pay Bowyer if he had wanted to keep him.
The mind boggles. The space they've taken up in the Daily Post could have been occupied by tales of the unsung heroics that nurses, doctors and all the emergency services do.
The mind boggles at the thought of Ulster paramilitary bosses on money- laundering, art- buying expeditions to London or Paris, for paintings to adorn their kitchen-houses.