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British pronunciation/biː ˈɛnɪwˌɒnz ɔːɹ ˈɛnɪbˌɒdiz ɡˈɛs ɔː kˈɔːl/
American pronunciation/biː ˈɛnɪwˌʌnz ɔːɹ ˈɛnɪbˌɑːdiz ɡˈɛs ɔːɹ kˈɔːl/
to be anyone's guess
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to be difficult or almost impossible to predict the outcome of a situation or event

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to [be] (anyone's|anybody's) (guess|call) definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "be anyone's guess" and when to use it?

The idiom "be anyone's guess" likely originates from the idea that in situations where the outcome is uncertain or not easily predicted, anyone's guess is as good as another's. This idiom is used to express that something is unknown or unpredictable, and there is no definitive or clear answer.

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With both candidates receiving equal support, the election result seemed to be anyone's call.
Given the unpredictable nature of the stock market, it's anyone's call whether the company's shares will rise or fall tomorrow.
The outcome of the match was so close that it could be anyone's call as to who would win.
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