be none the wiser

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be none the wiser

1. To not be aware of something (typically because others have kept it a secret). I came in after curfew last night, but it's OK because I was so quiet that my parents are none the wiser.
2. To not understand something, even after receiving explanations and information about it. My tutor has explained the quadratic equation to me many times, but I'm still none the wiser.
See also: none, wiser

be none (or not any) the wiser

know no more than before.
See also: none, wiser

be none the ˈwiser/ˈno wiser

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not be any the ˈwiser


1 not understand something, even after it has been explained to you: I’ve read the instructions, but I’m still none the wiser.
2 not know or find out about something bad that somebody has done: If you put the money back, no one will be any the wiser.
See also: no, none, wiser
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Frankly, I am none the wiser either way: when you're stuck, you're stuck, and no amount of intellectual deconstruction will help fill a blank sheet of paper and ease an even blanker mind.
I HAVE looked through all of Mike Ashley's comments over the last couple of days regarding his ownership of Newcastle United - and I am none the wiser about his motivation now as I was before I read them.
I'd love to tell you I did, Penn and Teller style, figure out how on Earth he did it, but I am none the wiser.
A letter from the group to her says: "After reading what you sent us and the press reports online, I am none the wiser as to how someone can be convicted of murdering a person who appears to have died of natural causes, even if she confesses to it.
He said: "I haven't spoken to the disciplinary department, or heard from them, so I am none the wiser on that.
I am none the wiser - but I am dying to drop it into conversation down at the Crazy HP.
Having read and re-read the intricacies of a row that may or may not be threatening Cardiff's future, I am none the wiser.
I have been looking at this year's race since Thursday and to be quite honest I am none the wiser.
Am none the wiser so start rolling out every toy, game and whatever random objects I can lay my hands on, Generation Game-style.
After a night out I am none the wiser about any of my mates, excepting for the `Favourite Peanut' revelation.
We were discussing on the way over where we should go with her and I am none the wiser now.
The noted barrister FE Smith promptly provided him with a concise summary of the evidence and all the points at issue, whereupon the judge remarked: "I am afraid, Mr Smith, that I am none the wiser.
We were discussing on the way over where we should go and I am none the wiser now.