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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 faintest idea

also not have the foggiest idea
to not know anything at all about something not have the foggiest notion I didn't have the faintest idea where I was or which way I was going – I simply knew I had to get away. These people don't have the foggiest idea what America's really like.
Usage notes: also used in the forms I have no idea and I haven't the slightest idea
See also: faint, have, idea, not

not have the foggiest notion

to not know anything at all about something not have the faintest idea I don't have the foggiest notion what that book is about.
See also: foggy, have, not, notion

not have the foggiest (idea/notion)

to not know the answer to a question 'Do you know where Kate's gone?' 'I haven't the foggiest.' (often + question word) The photocopier's broken down again, and nobody has the foggiest idea how to fix it.
See also: foggy, have

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

See also: foggy
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The symptom that was by far the strongest predictor of protracted recovery was fogginess, with a z score of 4.
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Here too, however, there is a good bit of fogginess on the historical baseline: when and to what extent were phobias less common, and to what extent is the impression based on solid data rather than changes in diagnosis (themselves interesting, but rather a different matter)?
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Their fogginess is partly understandable, because of Hogarth's multiplicity of detail and love of shadow in his paintings.
Finally, an essay by Jonathan Ribner on pollution in London throws light upon the prevailing industrial fogginess and gloom of the city.
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First, untidiness can be a euphemism for irresponsibility and injustice of the most heinous sort, as in Secretary Rumsfeld's appeal to the fogginess of war and "untid[mess] of freedom" (cited in Conlogue and Mackinnon).
I don't know whether it is a case of mind over matter and it works because I believe it will work but it makes me feel lighter and seems to penetrate the fogginess in my head.
Perhaps the most illuminating section of the book is Chapter 4, in which Hunt transcribes the conferences Harper conducts with her students, confirming that individualized discussions can help to clear away patches of fogginess and can guide students to a more sophisticated level of comprehension and composition.
He could never make the adjustment from war, where the objective was always clear and the victory unambiguous, to the fogginess of peace.
I look back to my childhood, trying in that faraway fogginess to detect, and if I'm lucky, to solve the riddle of my life.
yet the several pages of notes, including aborted aphorisms, crossed-out poems, and fragmented pep-talks ("do not bolster and prop where there is no need for support"), falter forward to an unexpected climax in a "Modern Invocation," a poem in which the plainness of style dears the former fogginess of his first book so that we might hear the birds truly, as Williams imagines: