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(one) hasn't the foggiest

To have no knowledge or understanding whatsoever about something. I'm trying to find my car keys, but I just haven't the foggiest where they could be. A: "Did you have any idea what would happen?" B: "I hadn't the foggiest, I swear!"
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not have the foggiest

To have no knowledge or understanding whatsoever about something. He doesn't have the foggiest how hard it is to run a business. A: "Do you know where the car keys are?" B: "I don't have the foggiest. Sorry."
See also: foggy, have, not

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 don't have the foggiest notion. Sorry."
See also: foggy, have, not, notion

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 (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.
See also: foggy

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 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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

not have the foggiest idea

or

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
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

not have the foggiest (idea or notion)

have no idea at all. informal, chiefly British
See also: foggy, have, not
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

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
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

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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A close examination of the QDR and comments by defense officials can only lead one to conclude that the Pentagon's crystal ball is much foggier than anyone had predicted before the review was unveiled.
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Some of the outstanding California producers of Chardonnay are to be found in the Carneros district, just north of San Francisco Bay where the conditions are ideal with cool temperatures and fog, resulting in lush wines with tropical fruit flavors; generally throughout Sonoma county, especially in the cooler, foggier areas such as the Russian River and the Alexander Valley; the foggy canyons near Santa Barbara on the central coast; and the Edna Valley near San Luis Obispo, where the wines can take on a lovely butterscotch quality.
It was often noticed during fieldwork that the more westerly DS was duller, foggier, and rainier than BS and the lower-altitude GR.
In 1995, the situation became even foggier when it was revealed that much of the grey whale meat caught by Chukotkan natives was actually fed to foxes on fur farms--a far cry from the IWC definition of "subsistence" use.
But the respondents' crystal balls grew foggier when they turned their attention to affairs of the heart.
As admirable as this is, of course, when dramatized it can become slightly insipid--as it does in one of Girardi's foggier stories, "The Dinner Party."
"The 1936 election would have occurred under foggier conditions."(18) But it did not.
When the atmospheric balance was restored, and while my colleagues' minds were foggier than usual, I asked what I thought was a reasonable question.