not have the faintest

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Ellipsis of "not have the faintest idea/clue/notion/understanding/concept/inkling".


not have the faintest

  1. (informal) To not know; to have no idea.
    • 1992, Maureen Freely, The Stork Club, A&C Black, →ISBN, page 273:
      Soon everything is in its appointed place except for Becky. And Becky does not have the faintest where that is.
    • 2003 January 19, “Terrorist 'sleepers' slip intelligence net”, in The Independent[1]:
      For the most part we do not have the faintest who asylum-seekers really are.
    • 2018, Mathew Backholer, Short-Term Missions, A Christian Guide to STMs: For Leaders, Pastors, ByFaith Media, →ISBN, page 30:
      You may have heard the call to go on your short-term mission (STM), but you also need to be in the right place at the right time. Like Isaiah, you may be able to say, "Here I am! Send me" (Isaiah 6:8) – but may not have the faintest where to go, with whom, or know the duration of the STM.


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