I don’t have a clue

ср, 03/28/2018 - 16:56 Марина


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Hello-hello! I’m gonna tell you about the idiom ‘I DON’T HAVE A CLUE’.

I don’t have a clue means – I don’t have any idea, I don’t know why it happened! 

You also can use it in questions ‘ -Do you have any clue why it happened? – No, I don’t have a clue!’

Let me give you some examples:

– Do you know why this accident happened? –I don’t have a clue’

– Do you know why she married him? He’s so ugly! – I don’t have a clue! Who knows? Maybe he’s rich.

– Why did you choose Chinese? – I don’t have a clue! I don’t know what I was thinking back then’

See you next time! Bye-bye!


‘But if you don’t have a clue

Then I won’t let you know

We’re over and through

Now it’s time for you to go

And I won’t, I won’t cry for you no more

But you don’t have a clue’


Complete the sentences with the correct form of ‘I don’t have a clue’


  1.  ______________________ why he left her? – I have no idea!
  2. Five years ago I ______________________ why that situation happened to me, but now finally I found out the reason.
  3. Oh no! Mary’s at the hospital! And her parents ______________________! We need to call them immediately. 
  4. – This is going to be our best product this year! And the most important is that our competitors ______________________! We’re gonna make so much money!
  5. – We’ve been preparing this surprise party for Mary for so long! Let’s hope she ______________________ !




  1. Do you think it’s important for parents to have a clue about what’s going on in their children’s personal lives?
  2. What is the best way to organize a surprise party so that the Birthday girl/boy doesn’t have a clue about it?