not have the faintest (notion)

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not have the faintest (notion)

To have no knowledge or understanding about something. He doesn't have the faintest notion how hard it is to run a business. A: "Do you know where the car keys are?" B: "I don't have the faintest, sorry."
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not have the faintest (idea)

have no idea. informal
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figure By GERALD BWISAbr When Esther Njoki saw her son-in-law George Ngugi Kinyua on Sunday last week, she did not have the faintest idea that he would be dead less than 48 hours later.According to Njoki, a resident of Rafiki village in Saboti Sub County, Trans-Nzoia County, Kinyua was a road contractor.
People are bad at poetry not because they have tin ears, but because they simply don't have the faintest idea how much work goes into it" - Stephen Fry.
She said officers "didn't have the faintest idea" how to deal with "cases involving harassment against women".
Does Alfie Moron have the faintest idea how long insurance companies take to cough up?
Donald did not specify his beef and around 99% of the guests at the dinner will still not have the faintest idea the world No.1 is festering about national newspaper digs at him for never having won a major.
"So when it comes to freestyling, if you like, I still don't have the faintest idea what I'm doing so I'm not looking forward to the first party when it will be 'Go on, Harry, show us some moves'.
Africa was smelting iron when Europe did not even have the faintest idea of what a furnace is.
McNulty was also criticised after officials at Reid's Home Office department admitted they did not "have the faintest" how many illegal immigrants were in the UK.
To all politicians: We the decent people of Norris Green give you backing to stop and search anyone who the police have the faintest suspicion of being up to no good, particularly during the night when these ``rats'' are more active.
She obviously doesn't have the faintest idea about their music.
Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary David Willetts said the confusion showed the Government 'does not have the faintest idea' of the true figure.
It's important to remember that one of the first international exhibitions in which he was represented was Edward Steichen's "Family of Man." When he went to Japan in the '50s, for instance, he didn't have the faintest notion of the country's social or religious structure.
But he insists that there is no ill feeling towards former colleagues Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, telling Daily Mail Weekend mag: "Ian and Paul didn't have the faintest idea (about the sacking)."
EVEN if you know nothing about sailing, the sight of Dara O'Briain doing it in a cream blazer suggests that here is a man who doesn't have the faintest idea what he's doing and is frankly not that interested in learning.
But I swear I don't have the faintest idea what he means; as icons go this is as inscrutable as they come.