your guess is as good as mine


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your guess is as good as mine

I do not know either; I have no idea. Typically said in response to a question. A: "Where's Hank?" B: "Your guess is as good as mine. He didn't say anything to me." When it comes to the election, your guess is as good as mine as far as who is going to win.
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Your guess is as good as mine.

Inf. I do not know. Jane: Are there any good movies playing tonight? Alan: Your guess is as good as mine. Jill: How long should we bake this pie? Jane: Your guess is as good as mine.
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your guess is as good as mine

I don't know any more than you do, as in As for when he'll arrive, your guess is as good as mine. [1920s]
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your guess is as good as mine

People say your guess is as good as mine to say that they know as little about something as the person who is asking them about it. `Where did it come from?' — `Your guess is as good as mine, my friend.'
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your guess is as good as mine

I know as little about the matter as you (used in answer to a question).
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your ˌguess is as good as ˈmine

(informal) neither of us knows the answer: ‘If the government knows how to run the country, why aren’t things getting any better?’ ‘Your guess is as good as mine!’
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Your guess is as good as mine

sent. I don’t know either. I don’t know. Your guess is as good as mine.
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your guess is as good as mine

I don’t know the answer any more than you do. This American term first appeared in print in 1939, in Irene Baird’s Waste Heritage, but it may have originated a decade or more earlier.
See also: good, guess, mine