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vague idea

This page is about the collocation vague idea

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

an approximate or imprecise idea

For example

  • I've got a vague idea of what time it was, but I can't remember exactly.

  • I haven't read the book, but I've got a vague idea of what it's about.

Note:
Also "rough idea"

Quick Quiz

I've only got a vague idea of what she looks like because

a. I didn't see her

b. I didn't see her clearly

c. I saw her much too clearly

Contributor: Matt Errey