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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