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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

the foggiest

A basic, vague, or rudimentary knowledge or understanding (about something). Often used in negative constructions. A: "Do you know where the car keys are?" B: "I haven't the foggiest. Sorry." Do you have the foggiest how much this mistake is going to cost the company? Even though I could speak a little Japanese, I could only pretend to have the foggiest what the woman was talking about.
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the foggiest notion

A basic, vague, or rudimentary knowledge or understanding (about something). Often used in negative constructions. A: "Do you know where the car keys are?" B: "I haven't the foggiest notion. Sorry." Do you have the foggiest notion how much this mistake is going to cost the company? Even though I could speak a little Japanese, I could only pretend to have the foggiest notion what the woman was talking about.
See also: foggy, notion

the foggiest understanding

A basic, vague, or rudimentary understanding (about something). Often used in negative constructions. Do you have the foggiest understanding of how much this mistake is going to cost the company? Even though I could speak a little Japanese, I didn't have the foggiest understanding what the woman was talking about.
See also: foggy, understanding

the foggiest inkling

A basic, vague, or rudimentary knowledge or understanding (about something). Often used in negative constructions. A: "Do you know where the car keys are?" B: "I haven't the foggiest inkling. Sorry." Do you have the foggiest inkling how much this mistake is going to cost the company? Even though I could speak a little Japanese, I didn't have the foggiest inkling what the woman was talking about.
See also: foggy, inkling

the foggiest (idea)

Knowledge or understanding of something. Typically used in the negative to show that one does not know something. He does not have the foggiest idea how hard it is to run a business. Where are your keys? I haven't the foggiest.
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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.
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not have the foggiest idea

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not have the foggiest

INFORMAL
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
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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

verb
See also: foggy
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He noted that police have adopted measures such as preventing trucks and heavy vehicles from using roads passing through the city during foggy conditions until the fog clears and visibility is good.
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