the foggiest (idea)

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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.
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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.

the foggiest

verb
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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
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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We suspect most of you - history buffs aside - won't have the foggiest idea about when work on some of the city's greatest buildings began, when they were completed or when they opened for the first time.
Mr Paranahewa could not understand why anybody would not have the foggiest idea about Mathematics, which was the case with me and some other students in the same category.
And even if you haven't the foggiest idea about the quality of bone-china dinner sets or the things to check while buying a multi-utility vacuum cleaner, you can rest assured of the quality of a product backed by brand Naaptol.
However, Meheryar takes up the reins of general government with good grace, and perhaps this is just as well since neither the new nawab nor his youngest brother, Behr-i-Karam, have the foggiest idea of how to run a challenging princely state that has a rich cultural history and a highly complex set of gubernatorial problems.
Perhaps, nobody outside the close circle of Kim and the Chinese President Xi Jinping had foggiest idea about the visit and what the reclusive North Korean leader had on his mind.
Meanwhile, James, played by Dylan Llewellyn, obviously doesn't have the foggiest idea what these wee girls are going on about.
Everyone says they don't want a hard border but no-one has the foggiest idea how to leave the EU without one.
The other is that Team Justin[TM] doesn't have the foggiest idea what it plans to do in Africa.
Director Peter Hall reputedly told his cast: "I haven't really the foggiest idea what some of it means - but if we stop and discuss every line we'll never open." Peter Bull, who played Pozzo, later said "waves of hostility came whirling over the footlights and the mass exodus, which was to form such a feature of the run of the piece, started quite soon after the curtain had risen".
By Andrew Amsan in New Delhi WHEN race walker K Ganapathi joined the Army back in 2008, he did not have the foggiest idea about the discipline in which he would go on to become a contender for an Olympic berth.
When you're drafting your next statement, giving us the foggiest idea of what you intend to do about it would be nice.
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.