Definition of not have a clue in English:

not have a clue

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phrase

informal
  • Know nothing about something or about how to do something.

    • ‘But he admits he doesn't have a clue what terms like ‘world music’ and ‘global music’ mean.’
    • ‘Our nice, but inexperienced, waiter explains to us that he is new and doesn't have a clue about the wine list, so we are left to peruse it whilst he fetches the aperitifs and the manageress.’
    • ‘Poor thing, he doesn't have a clue what it's like for us mere mortals.’
    • ‘It's just that when it comes to seeing how his policies affect people, he doesn't have a clue.’
    • ‘The sad fact is that the party doesn't have a clue on how to govern.’
    • ‘It shows he doesn't have a clue about what's going on with our trade problem.’
    • ‘Eight hundred stations are controlled by some guy that doesn't have a clue as to what to do about music.’
    • ‘This crowd literally doesn't have a clue when it comes to fiscal matters.’
    • ‘I get the impression her daughter doesn't have a clue what she does.’
    • ‘When he arrives for their prearranged breakfast date the next day, she doesn't have a clue who he is.’
    • ‘His heart may be in the right place, but he really doesn't have a clue about rugby league.’
    • ‘She doesn't have a clue how the world works, how her friends think, how her family thinks.’
    • ‘‘They don't have a clue what's going on down here,’ he added, referring to the federal government.’
    • ‘They don't have a clue about psychological damage.’
    • ‘I don't have a clue as to what that new resolution will actually say.’
    • ‘We don't have a clue what he is saying but he looks angry.’
    • ‘I don't have a clue what she's talking about, so I'm trusting her on this one.’
    • ‘Other friends don't have a clue what the game's about.’
    • ‘Some mornings I get up to write and don't have a clue what I'm going to say.’
    • ‘Because many bright college students don't have a clue about the incredible variety of career paths that await them.’
    have no idea, not have any idea, be ignorant, not have an inkling
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