without a clue

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - without a clue

"without a clue"

to have no knowledge or information about


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - without a clue

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Are you ready for another influx of interns?

Colleague 2:  It's always a challenge to help them get oriented.

Colleague 1:  You started here as an intern, didn't you?

Colleague 2:  I did. I wandered around without a clue as to what I should have been doing for the first week.

Colleague 1:  You must have figured it all out because now look at you. You are a senior manager.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - without a clue

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Have you heard that Hannah just quit her job?

Friend 2:  She told me that, without a clue as to what she might do next, she simply could not stand another day and walked away.

Friend 1:  What is she going to do next?

Friend 2:  She really doesn't know but she is happy that she is free.

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without a clue - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for without a clue.

without a clue - Examples:

1)  ... but he is a political novice without a clue about how to govern a troubled city. 

2)  ... complete one of the first main quests, you'll exit a building without a clue about what comes next.

3)  Just like a flash you leave without a word. Without a clue... Eric why? Can you just tell me... 

4)  ... has been stumbling along without a clue for quite some time now. 

5)  Then we had to head to the hospital, still without a clue what might be going on.

6)  She is absolutely certain, without a clue what is in front of her, that she won't like it.

7)  ... change and things spiral out of control as they run for their life without a clue as to why they are being haunted.

8)  ... was unrepentant, refusing to cow before those keen to judge her without a clue what it was like to be her.

9)  ... which means you come out of many years at school without a clue about the outside world. 

10)  ... far from suitable for the style of building, carried out by people without a clue about the historical aspect of an ancient building. 

11)  I came into this without a clue about housing and homelessness and there's people who've been doing such amazing work ...

12)  ... ritual complaint that MPs, being cocooned from real life, pass laws without a clue how they will affect ordinary folk?

13)  An estimated 90,000 war widows were living in this region without a clue of how to bring up their children.

14)  ... very costly system downtime or even product recalls, and leaves the user without a clue as to what went wrong or how to effectively fix it so it doesn't ...

15)  I was preserving every moment of it through my camera without a clue that we were making history.

16)  Most startups have visions of world domination without a clue of how extendable their platform and infrastructure is to address new markets.

17)  ... flight forced to make an emergency landing said passengers sat in terror without a clue of what was going on.

18)  It might look like Gardiner is floating around without a clue of what's happening, but there's a method to his madness and he ...

19)  People in this world conceive children without a clue on how to be a parent, ...

20)  ... know that there is a master architect and you just a mere instrument without a clue about the master design!