beyond one's control

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Definition of beyond one's control

used to indicate that no intervention will help thingsThe circumstances are beyond our control.

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“Beyond one's control.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beyond%20one%27s%20control. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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