what (on earth) possessed you (to do something)

what (on earth) possessed you (to do something)
what (on earth)/whatever/possessed you (to do something) spoken phrase
used for asking someone why they did something when you think they made a serious mistake

What possessed you to get involved with such a ridiculous scheme?

Thesaurus: ways of asking questions and making requestshyponym to ask a question or questionssynonym
Main entry: possess

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