closed book

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.

1910–15 Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
closed book
1.  something deemed unknown or incapable of being understood
2.  a matter that has been finally concluded and admits of no further consideration

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Example sentences
The exam should be closed book and closed notes, but seen beforehand.
She manages to be at once a closed book and a constant noisemaker.
If you do not earn the required credits, a closed book recertification examination is available as an alternative.
The examinations are closed book, so no reference materials, papers or study materials are allowed at the test center.
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