boggle\ the\ mind


boggle\ the\ mind
v. phr. informal
To stop the rational thinking process by virtue of being too fantastic or incredible.

It boggles the mind that John should have been inside a flying saucer!


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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