anybody's guess


anybody's guess
anybody's guess
Purely a matter for individual conjecture, impossible for anyone to know
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Main Entry:guess

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I
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II anybody's (or anyone's) guess
very difficult or impossible to determine

how well the system will work is anybody's guess

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ˈanybody's/ˈanyone's guess idiom
(informal) something that nobody can be certain about

What will happen next is anybody's guess.

Main entry:guessidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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