haven't got a clue

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase haven't got a clue

Meaning

You can say this if you don't know something, or if you don't want to tell someone something.

For example

  • "Is the food any good?"
    "I haven't got a clue. I've never eaten here before."

  • "Where's the money they stole?"
    "Haven't got a clue, mate. I told you already, I don't even know them."

Note:
Also "don't have a clue"

Quick Quiz

"I haven't got a clue" is closest in meaning to

a. "I don't think so."

b. "I have no idea."

c. "I guess not."

Contributor: Matt Errey