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not have the foggiest idea

To have no knowledge or understanding about something. He does not have the foggiest idea how hard it is to run a business. I do not have the foggiest idea where I left my car keys.
See also: foggy, have, idea, not

not have the foggiest (notion)

To have no knowledge or understanding about something. He doesn't have the foggiest notion how hard it is to run a business. A: "Do you know where the car keys are?" B: "I haven't the foggiest. Sorry."
See also: foggy, have, not

foggiest (idea)

Fig. (even) a hazy idea. (Usually in the negative.) I'm sorry I don't know. I haven't the foggiest. I don't have the foggiest idea of how to do this.
See also: foggy

not have the foggiest idea


not have the foggiest

COMMON If you do not have the foggiest idea or do not have the foggiest, you do not know anything at all about something. I did not have the foggiest idea what he meant. `How often does it need to be changed?' — `Haven't the foggiest.'
See also: foggy, have, idea, not

not have the foggiest (idea or notion)

have no idea at all. informal, chiefly British
See also: foggy, have, not

not have the ˈfaintest/ˈfoggiest (idea)

(British English, informal) have no idea at all about something; not know anything at all: I haven’t got the faintest idea what to buy Roger for his birthday.‘Where are we?’ ‘I’m afraid I haven’t the foggiest.’
See also: faint, foggy, have, not

the foggiest (idea)

n. (even) a hazy idea. (Usually in the negative.) I’m sorry I don’t know. I haven’t the foggiest.
See also: foggy, idea

the foggiest

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In very rare cases, fogginess can be caused by a brain tumour pressing against the back of the eye.
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32) Faced with harder cases, and with the fogginess of the Heller
Even if the current circumstances of the Syrian revolution are quite complicated, and even if they do not allow for discussing issues that will increase the difficulties and the fogginess, those who are bracing for the upcoming phase must face the reality of the Israeli occupation and must look for the adequate tools to modify this reality.
290) The Court has also incorporated, to some degree, the notion of community standards in addition to evidence of harm, but there has been considerable fogginess in differing decisions regarding the extent to which community standards should play a role in the judicial decisions in this area.
New York's famous securities antifraud statute, the Martin Act, is even broader than the federal scheme in its statutory language; serves as an all-purpose tool for civil, regulatory, and criminal liability; and has produced judicial fogginess about fault standards and the distinction between fraud and misrepresentation.
Although directly comparable data on fogginess were not collected during the 20th century, declining trends in both relative humidity and frequency of low cloud ceiling are apparent in the 1949-2000 climate record.
And there is a genial '60s-ish eclecticism, not to say fogginess, about the de Kuff cult.
Pragmatically, when situations are confounded by the fogginess of intensional orientations, special attempts should be made to counterbalance intensional orientations through extensionality.
The second definition allows more flexibility as well as a measurement of range--the fogginess is measured continuously according to the length of time in which it is dominated.
But fogginess remained, forcing the HHS to subsequently put out four sets of guidance this fall trying to clarify the issue.
A full Moon in this part of your chart suggests a good day for clearing up any career fogginess, see clearly Gemini.
Conrad acknowledged what he called "the foggishness of H[eart] of D[arkness]," resulting from what he "tried to shape blindfold, as it were," and we intend to show that the lack of explicitness and the much commented on fogginess in the latter part of the novella especially results from the fact that Conrad quite intentionally did not base that part of the story on personal experience (CL 2: 467-8).
One could wish that the arduous revisions had done more to clear up the fogginess of sentences such as ".