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I don't know the answer to that, as in Where's John?—Search me, I haven't seen him for weeks. This expression in effect means “you can investigate me completely for the information you want but you won't find it.” [Slang; c. 1900]

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On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.
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