beats me meaning

  "beats me" in a sentence
  • (informal)
      I have no idea what the answer is

  • [American slang]
    phr. “(the answer is) not known to me.” (The emphasis is on me.)
    • I don't know the answer. Beats me!
    • Beats me how those things stay in the air.


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  1. it beats me how he got the job.
  2. he can beat me hollow at mathematics.
  3. an english breakfast beat me.
  4. you two birds beat me home.
  5. there was no hope of catching her. she beat me decisively.

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