the foggiest understanding

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
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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.
We don't use the language of employment to describe ministry; and neither congregations nor the church courts appear to have the foggiest understanding about practising the ministry assumed in a call in particular situations.