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head-scratcher

noun

Synonyms of head-scratcher

something hard to understand or explain
  • why he chose to sink all of his money into a failing business is a real head-scratcher

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The first known use of head-scratcher was in 1902

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“Head-scratcher.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/head-scratcher. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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