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it's beyond me

This page is about the conversational phrase it's beyond me

Meaning

You can say this if you find it impossible to comprehend or imagine something.

For example

  • "Why doesn't she quit her job?"
    "It's beyond me."

  • "How do they put up with all this noise?"
    "It's beyond me. I know I couldn't."

Quick Quiz

I said, "How does he run so fast?" and Lee said, "It's beyond me." Lee

a. can't run that fast

b. couldn't understand it

c. couldn't see him running

Contributor: Matt Errey