your guess is as good as mine

your guess is as good as mine

Meaning

  • I don’t know
  • I do not know the answer
  • I have no idea
  • don’t know any more than the other person

The phrase is used to say typically in response to a question that you don’t know the answer to your question and have no idea/solution either.

Example Sentences

  1. If you want to know which one is the best of these movies, well, your guess is as good as mine.
  2. “How far do you think this place is?” “Your guess is as good as mine.”
  3. “As to who will win this time,Β your guess is as good as mine.”
  4. I asked her when the shipment would arrive. She said, “your guess is as good as mine.”
  5. “Do you know what he is doing?” “Your guess is as good as mine.”
  6. I asked the mechanic whether the device will work properly after repairing it, he said, “your guess is as good as mine.”
  7. “How long do you think we should have to wait for the bus?” “Your guess is as good as mine.”
  8. “Will this train reach on time?” “Your guess is as good as mine.”

Origin

The idiomatic expression was originated in America in the early 1900s. The earliest printed record dates back to 1939 in Waste Heritage – a novel by Irene Baird that reads:

“Another guy was spreading it around that Laban had a swell job offered him, but he wouldn’t take it because he wanted to stick with the boys, so Harry, your guess is as good as mine.”

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- Shamayem Batool April 16, 2018

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