not have the foggiest idea

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.
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not have the foggiest idea

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not have the foggiest

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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
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It is entirely possible that he made yesterday's statement in order to calm things down, after Wednesday's farcical meeting with the party leaders, at which he confirmed everyone's fears that he did not have the foggiest idea what to do about the mounting problems facing the economy.
New teachers certainly know art history and can write a lesson plan, but they do not have the foggiest idea of how to teach in a classroom setting.
The Paolo and Paulo show - Wanchope does not have the foggiest idea what he going to do, Di Canio just gives the impression that he is playing on the edge when, in fact, he is in total control - sliced Leicester apart on Saturday, West Ham having 23 shots at goal, with 11 stabs testing Tim Flowers.
But like the majority of youngsters, (if they are honest), Fiona Skinner did not have the foggiest idea.
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