the foggiest idea

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
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Call me old-fashioned but I doubt many voters would recognise much of this clap trap or want to associate themselves with it,even if they had the foggiest idea what 'progressive universalist' means.
She and her comrades are put where they are to carry out our bidding, how can they do that if they haven't got the foggiest idea what the council tax paying people of this city want?
I worked for a while for a man who was a good example of a manager who didn't have the foggiest idea of how to get good work from his employees.
And for one walker on the banks of the Forth and Clyde Canal, it looked like he hadn't the foggiest idea where he was going.
Thomas even sealed the deal further by proclaiming, rather disingenuously, "I haven't touched the Garand don't have the foggiest idea how it shoots.
an episode behind) and haven't really the foggiest idea what is going on.
No one outside Perthshire has the foggiest idea what's really happening in curling, but it matters not a jot.
The truth is the Government hasn't the foggiest idea.
Does anyone have the foggiest idea what sort of power we so blithely invoke?
Of course my producers thought I was crazy and did not have the foggiest idea of how filming could be done without the key actor and technician.
DeGene doesn't have the foggiest idea how guns work or what exactly it is she wants to ban:
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.
I'm feeling really, really uncool, so uncool that I don't have the foggiest idea what I am supposed to be thinking here.
In Teaching a Stone to Talk, Annie Dillard asks, "Does anyone have the foggiest idea what sort of power we so blithely invoke?
The conference, designed to empower parents whose child(ren) suffered from early childhood trauma and who sadly, often fall victim to ineffective case management from schools, court systems and departments of social and health services, will send attendees home well equipped, understanding their child's rights, empowered and able to take on the bureaucratic institutions that often haven't the foggiest idea how to deal with the unique needs of attachment disordered children.