This page is about the conversational phrase beats me
You can say this if you don't know or understand something.
- "Where's Stanley?"
"Beats me. He never tells me anything."
- Olivia looked puzzled and said, "What beats me is why people keep voting for this government. I just don't get it."
Also "It beats me why", as in "It beats me why anyone would want to live there."
I pointed at a guy and said, "Who's that?" Lana said, "Beats me." She
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