not have a clue


not have a clue
(not) have a clue informal to have no knowledge of or no information about something.

'How much do houses cost in Yorkshire?' 'I haven't got a clue.'

Internet researchers in the 1980s didn't have a clue about the exciting online landscapes of the future.

(often + about)

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  • not have a clue — ► not have a clue informal be bewildered, incompetent, or ignorant. Main Entry: ↑clue …   English terms 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

  • not have a clue — informal 1) to not know or understand something Do you know where St Paul Street is? I m sorry, I don t have a clue. I haven t got a clue what you re talking about. 2) to be extremely stupid or extremely bad at doing something They don t have a… …   English dictionary

  • not have a clue — to have no knowledge or information about something. The guy doesn t have a clue what forestry is all about. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form have a clue: Before most doctors have a clue about what a new drug can do, it s being sold to the …   New idioms dictionary

  • not have a clue — (informal) HAVE NO IDEA, be ignorant, not have an inkling; be baffled, be mystified, be at a loss; informal be clueless, not have the faintest. → clue …   Useful english dictionary

  • not have a clue —    If you don t have a clue about something, you don t know anything about it.     My wife s grandmother s maiden name? I don t have a clue! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • have a clue — (not) have a clue informal to have no knowledge of or no information about something. How much do houses cost in Yorkshire? I haven t got a clue. Internet researchers in the 1980s didn t have a clue about the exciting online landscapes of the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • clue, not have a —  1. Have no idea.  2. Also comprehensively dismissive expression.    ♣ He hasn t a clue, He is totally incompetent …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • clue — ► NOUN ▪ a fact or piece of evidence that helps to clarify a mystery or solve a problem. ► VERB (clues, clued, clueing) (clue in) informal ▪ inform. ● not have a clue Cf. ↑not have a clue …   English terms dictionary

  • clue — clue1 S2 [klu:] n [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: clew ball of string (11 19 centuries), from Old English cliewen; from the use of a ball of string for finding the way out of a network of passages] 1.) an object or piece of information that helps… …   Dictionary of contemporary English