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    What does "make heads or tails of it" mean?

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    Re: idioms

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    What does "make heads or tails of it" mean?
    to understand something. For example:
    The way the document was worded was incredibly complicated - no one could make heads or tails out of it.

    I can't make head or tail of it - I don't understand it at all.

    For information:
    Heads or Tails is a coin-tossing game.

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    Re: idioms

    A coin has 2 sides: heads or tails. Very clear and simple
    to understand.

    So to say that you "can't make heads or tails out of this" is to say that something is not clear or understandable.

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