(one) hasn't the foggiest

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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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It has nonetheless been noticeable that even the most seasoned analysts, when asked what happens next, invariably confess that they haven't the foggiest idea.
It's not often that a senior BBC journalist gives a live bulletin in which, asked for his assessment of what happens now does he give the answer, 'I haven't the foggiest' However to give Chris Mason (Pictured right) credit his comments, on the morning after the Prime Minister published her deal and the first wave of Ministers headed for the exit, were completely understandable and refreshingly honest.
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.
"C'mon boys, get stuck in", or "Yellow throw", are instructions I've mimicked from the dads, although I've not yet risked "Get goalside" as I haven't the foggiest what that means or where that actually is.
I haven't the foggiest how, but this piece of plastic with three holes that you stick your fingers in, spin around and hurl across the room in a horribly annoying fashion, has captured their imaginations to the point that Raffi won't even have a bath without his.
How you can somewhat agree with a binary choice I haven't the foggiest idea, but supposedly they did.
What was all that about - I haven't the foggiest. And there was more...
This was an early lesson in self-soothing but the majority of adults haven't the foggiest notion how to constructively soothe or nurture themselves.
The conference, designed to empower parents whose child(ren) suffered from early childhood trauma and who sadly, often fall victim to ineffective case management from schools, court systems and departments of social and health services, will send attendees home well equipped, understanding their child's rights, empowered and able to take on the bureaucratic institutions that often haven't the foggiest idea how to deal with the unique needs of attachment disordered children.
His reply went something like this: "I have a college degree, have traveled extensively, attended two world's fairs and a Texas goat-roping, but I haven't the foggiest idea what you're talking about.
Ever since they announced their last-minute plans, it's been clear the Government haven't the foggiest what they're doing with S4C; Mr Bebb's latest foray into the debate only confirms their ineptitude.
If my editor comes up to me one morning and asks what's the latest with Jay Bothroyd'spotential transfer move from Cardiff City, I can saywith confidence: "I haven't the foggiest, but I do know he wants Cher to win X-Factor and he had a really good breakfast.