meaning of "There is no guessing"

Test No. [color=blue]incompl/elem-30 “Responses (3)”, question 7

Mike: ‘I wonder what she’ll get up to next.’
Jane: ‘

(a) There’s no finding.
(b) There’s no knowing.
(c) There’s no guessing.
(d) There’s no seeing.

Test No. [color=blue]incompl/elem-30 “Responses (3)”, answer 7

Mike: ‘I wonder what she’ll get up to next.’
Jane: ‘There’s no knowing.

Correct answer: (b) There’s no knowing.

Your answer was: [color=red]incorrect
Mike: ‘I wonder what she’ll get up to next.’
Jane: ‘There’s no guessing.

can you explain both expressions?


Both basically are the same thing, you don’t know or can’t guess what she will do.

what she will get up to? could explain this meaning?


hmm well i dont think i have ever heard that phrase before but i have heard," what do you think she well be up to" meaning what do you think she will be doing. get has to be replaced with be, then it makes sense

well here’s a job for mr. torsten, think so? :lol: :lol:

Well, actually this is also a question for Alan because he our expert when it comes to using phrasal verbs one of which is get up to.

If you talk about what someone gets up to, you are referring to what they do, especially when it is something you do not approve of.[YSaerTTEW443543]

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'I wonder what she’ll get up to next

Is it an idiom? I understand the meaning, but I’ve never encountered an expression like that. Is is British or American English?
Why not “I wonder what she’ll be up to next”? Or both are applicable?

if they are same, why do we use “no knowing” but not the other one?

What on earth is “get up to”?


‘There’s no knowing’ is a set expression whereas ‘there’s no guessing’ isn’t a set expression. ‘Get up to’ in the test question suggests she will do something unusual, unexpected.


Hi Alan,

Excuse me I would like to know what “set expression” means.It means that it is not correct using it?

Thank you,

Hi Alan,
I have got the same question.I have noticed the word “set expression” many times.Please tell the meaning of "set expression.

Thank you,


‘Set expression’ is an expression that is used frequently in the language and is now accepted as part of the language. As I said above, the common expression ‘There’s no knowing’ is accepted as a recognised expression but ‘there’s no guessing’ sounds strange and is not accepted as normal and is therefore not a set expression.


Many thanks sir.

Deart Alan
I answered two times: c) there is no guessing
Test your answer tells me that I have marked b) There is no knowing.
You should correct this mistake.
I will never have ten out of ten in this test.
Thanks a lot.

Dear Alfwm

You take this test question: … tion_seven

[size=200]I.[/size] You click on an option “C” (this is an incorrect answer!)

[size=200]II.[/size] You click on “check your score”

[size=200]III.[/size] You get your results: C is incorrect, B is correct

Please tell me what is the problem with this test?

Many thanks

Hi Alfwm, it seems that you simply confused the wrong answer with the correct one. The correct answer is ‘There is no knowing’ but you chose ‘There is no guessing’ two times which is incorrect.

If you answer the question correctly the system will accept it. Trust me on this ;-)[YSaerTTEW443543]

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You are right, thank you
Excusme but sometimes something doesn`t work right in my mind

Now, in other reply I will expose about a problem with progress averages. I expect my mind will work better this time


I find “there’s no knowing” a great set expression. The first time I heard it (about 9 years ago)
was in the following “poem” from the movie Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory:

And that’s how I got the correct answer at this question of the test :slight_smile:

'I wonder what she’ll get up to next.'what does it mean?

'I wonder what she’ll get up to next.'what does it mean?