it's all Greek to me

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English[edit]

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This is definitely all Greek to me!

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Etymology[edit]

First quoted as “it was Greek to me” in Julius Caesar by Shakespeare, maybe translated from a Medieval Latin sentence.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪts ˌɔːl ˈɡɹiːk tə ˌmiː/
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Phrase[edit]

it's all Greek to me

  1. (idiomatic) I don't understand any of it; it makes no sense.
    Synonyms: it's all Chinese to me, (I can’t) make head or tail of (it), double Dutch
    I tried reading the instructions, but it’s all Greek to me.

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