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Your guess is as good as mine.

"Your guess is as good as mine."

Meaning: I do not know any more or better than you do

Why does it mean that?

This shows that both people do not know something. One person's guess is the same as another person's guess because they both have no idea.

Similar Expressions:
  • I don't know either.
  • I also have no idea.
  • Don't ask me. I have no idea.
When do we use it?

We use this when somebody does not know something and they ask us about it, but we also do not know. We can use this sentence to show that we are just as confused or clueless about the situation as the person who asked us.

How do we use it?

We always use this as an expression by itself.

A) Why is the sky blue?
B) Your guess is as good as mine.

A) Why did Karen quit her job?
B) Your guess is as good as mine.

A) What is the population of Malaysia?
B) Your guess is as good as mine.

We can also use this expression with other expressions that show we do not know.

A) What is the GDP per capita of Singapore?
B) I have no idea. Your guess is as good as mine.

A) How does this work?
B) I have no clue. Your guess is as good as mine.

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