not have the faintest idea

not have the faintest idea
to not know anything at all about something.

I didn't have the faintest idea where I was or which way I was going – I simply knew I had to get away.

These people don't have the foggiest idea what America's really like.

Usage notes: also used in the forms I have no idea and I haven't the slightest idea
Etymology: perhaps based on (= I do not know) (= I don't know anything at all about something)

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

См. также в других словарях:

  • not have the faintest idea — (not) have the faintest (idea) to have no knowledge of or no information about something. Do you know where Anna is? I haven t the faintest. I haven t the faintest idea what you re talking about. (often + question word) …   New idioms dictionary

  • not have the faintest idea — phrase used for emphasizing that you do not know or understand something I haven’t the faintest idea what you mean. Thesaurus: ways of saying that you do not know or understandsynonym Main entry: faintest …   Useful english dictionary

  • not have the faintest idea — used for emphasizing that you do not know or understand something I haven t the faintest idea what you mean …   English dictionary

  • not have the first idea — have no iˈdea | not have the faintest, first, etc. idea idiom (informal) used to emphasize that you do not know sth • ‘What s she talking about?’ ‘I ve no idea.’ • He hasn t the faintest idea how to manage people …   Useful english dictionary

  • not have the faintest — ( ● faint * * * informal have no idea I haven t the faintest what it means * * * not have the ˈfaintest (idea) idiom (informal) to not know anything at all about sth …   Useful english dictionary

  • not have the faintest — (not) have the faintest (idea) to have no knowledge of or no information about something. Do you know where Anna is? I haven t the faintest. I haven t the faintest idea what you re talking about. (often + question word) …   New idioms dictionary

  • have the faintest idea — (not) have the faintest (idea) to have no knowledge of or no information about something. Do you know where Anna is? I haven t the faintest. I haven t the faintest idea what you re talking about. (often + question word) …   New idioms dictionary

  • not have the faintest — verb To not know; to have no idea. Talking to him for a few minutes, it was clear he hadnt the faintest what to do …   Wiktionary

  • have the faintest — (not) have the faintest (idea) to have no knowledge of or no information about something. Do you know where Anna is? I haven t the faintest. I haven t the faintest idea what you re talking about. (often + question word) …   New idioms dictionary

  • not have a clue — informal you expect me to explain her motives, but I do not have a clue Syn: have no idea, be ignorant, not have an inkling; be baffled, be mystified, be at a loss; informal be clueless, not have the faintest/foggiest/slightest idea …   Thesaurus of popular words


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