anybody can guess

anybody can guess

a totally unpredictable matter – informal

1999 - Jason Elliot - An Unexpected Light - The most likely scenario was a government alliance with the forces of the north, although it was anyone's guess how long such a Faustian pact might last.


by guess and by God

without specific guidance or direction

This expression was originally used in a nautical context where it meant to steer blind without the guidance of landmarks.

The alternative by guess and by Godfrey is also sometimes found.

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