Meaning of the mind boggles

Test No. [color=blue]incompl/elem-31 “Responses (4)”, question 8

Mike: ‘It’s amazing when you learn what technology can do, isn’t it?’
Jane: ‘

(a) The mind trembles.
(b) The mind wobbles.
© The mind stumbles.
(d) The mind boogles.

Test No. [color=blue]incompl/elem-31 “Responses (4)”, answer 8

Mike: ‘It’s amazing when you learn what technology can do, isn’t it?’
Jane: ‘The mind boogles.

Correct answer: (d) The mind boogles.

Your answer was: [color=red]incorrect
Mike: ‘It’s amazing when you learn what technology can do, isn’t it?’
Jane: ‘The mind stumbles.
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What does “the mind boogles” mean?

Thanks for this. In fact it’s a typing mistake and should read: The mind BOGGLES. This means: Thinking about it is quite terrifying - again said in a semi humorous/sarcastic way.

what is the meaning of terrifying and a semi humorous/sarcastic way.,Mr/ Alan?
Asmaa

Dear Asmaa

check the following links I hope your confusion about these words will be removed.

terrify = dictionary.cambridge.org/def … &dict=CALD

humorous = dictionary.cambridge.org/def … &dict=CALD

sarcastic = dictionary.cambridge.org/def … &dict=CALD

regards

misskhan

Hi there
thank you alan, but where it comes from and what is the root
thanks, anahid

Oh great, I find the detailed explanation in my dictionary.

the mind/imagination `boggles (at sth) (infml ) one can hardly accept or imagine (an idea, a suggestion, etc) as in :My neighbour wears his dressing-gown to work. The mind boggles!

Just to share.

I didnt quite get that,would you mind giving more sentences?

‘The mind boggles’ indicates that the speaker is astonished or overwhelmed when trying to imagine something.

The mind boggles at the thought of what you could do with all that money if you won the lottery.
A talking dog? the mind boggles at the thought.
He says he is poor but he drives a new Porsche? The mind boggles.

’ The mind boogles ’ understood the meaning . Beeesneees explained it very well .

’ The mind boogles ’ understood the meaning . Beeesneees explained it very well .
Thank you.

hi ,misskhan
thank,s for dictionary link.

I love to do tests like this and thanks for explanations.