Your Guess is as Good As Mine

Meaning of Idiom ‘Your Guess is as Good as Mine’

Your guess is as good as mine means I don’t know any more than you do; I have no idea. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Manser, Martin H. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Wordsworth Editions Limited, 2006.

Usage

This idiom is usually, but not always, used by itself rather than as part of a sentence. It is especially used as an answer to a question asking for information.

Your guess is as good as mine idiom meaning

Examples of Use

“How long do you think this meeting will go on for, Marsha?” asked Barb. “Your guess is as good as mine,” said Marsha.

“I know the package has been shipped but as for when it will get here, your guess is as good as mine.”

Origin

Used since at least the early 1900’s.

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Sources   [ + ]

1. Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
2. Manser, Martin H. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Wordsworth Editions Limited, 2006.