Levantine Arabic/MSA: to rack one's brains

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iyavor

Senior Member
Israel/English
Hi, how would this be said (in MSA or Levantine Arabic), as in the following context:

He needed to rack his brains to find a solution to the problem.

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  • momai

    Senior Member
    Arabic - Syria
    Hi,
    One way to express it is "to squeeze one's cerebrum" عصر مخو.
     
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