not have the foggiest idea

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

not have the foggiest idea

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not have the foggiest

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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
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Despite what they thought, the police and the child's revenge-seeking mum, Anna Dean (Kelly Macdonald), didn't actually have the foggiest. The police's lack of knowledge (this was seen through the eyes of DI Steven Grover, played by John Hannah) was especially baffling.
You already know anti-2A stuff gets my goat; the leftist media, opportunistic politicians and all those "activitists" who don't have the foggiest understanding of the stuff they re protesting.
Meanwhile, James, played by Dylan Llewellyn, obviously doesn't have the foggiest idea what these wee girls are going on about.
I don't even have the foggiest where his new classroom is, to be fair.
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 they're not getting a 10% pay rise it appears some of our elected elite don't have the foggiest about what goes on in the real world.
From the evidence so far surfacing ("Building contracts rigged; ExMakati official: That's our practice," News, 9/5/14), he is now perceived as either shamelessly corrupt himself (if he knew about and profited from the anomalies) or grossly and unpardonably incompetent as an executive officer (if he didn't have the foggiest idea his officials were ripping off the residents of Makati).
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I don't have the foggiest who'll emerge triumphant and who'll get the bum's rush at Rangers' agm on Thursday.
ALAN ARCHIBALD doesn't have the foggiest idea why Partick are massive favourites to thump Cowdenbeath in the League Cup tonight.
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.
"While pets might not be able to speak or have the foggiest what's being said to them, they are looked upon as faithful companions whose loyalty and affection is unwavering," Janet Connor, Managing Director for More Than, said.
"When I started the course I didn't have the foggiest idea about computers and now I wouldn't be without one.
DAVID Beckham may be the most famous sportsman in Britain - but many Americans don't have the foggiest who the former England captain is.
I'd like to get some--just to shut her up--but don't have the foggiest idea what the hell it is!