closed book


noun

something that is not known or cannot be understood; a mystery or puzzle: Abstract art is a closed book as far as I'm concerned.

Origin of closed book

First recorded in 1910–15
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British Dictionary definitions for closed book

closed book

noun

something deemed unknown or incapable of being understood
a matter that has been finally concluded and admits of no further consideration
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