German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and their colleagues haven't a clue.
Hoping I might find a clue to his identity, I started researching my childhood medical records.
So for a long time, I was lost, completely lost, without a clue.
Martin was up on some of the more difficult passages, but managed to guess the wrong character from the clue of “Hodor!”
Even Strauss-Kahn's room number at the Sofitel, 2806, has counted as a clue: The Socialist primaries open on June 28.
Had she taxed him with her suspicions, and so discovered a clue?
Perhaps, in that characteristic might be found a clue to the chief fault in his nature.
I shall be obliged for any clue to the arms, residence, &c. of this Mr. Cobb.
Nobody ever got any clue to the reason, if there was one, for this predilection of hers.
Where shall we go for a clue to this curious and complicated legend?
1590s, spelling variant of clew "a ball of thread or yarn," in this sense with reference to the one Theseus used as a guide out of the Labyrinth. The purely figurative sense of "that which points the way" is from 1620s. As something which a bewildered person does not have, by 1948.
"to inform someone of the important facts," usually with in, 1934, from clue (n.). Related: Clued; cluing. Earlier in now-obsolete sense of "follow or track by clues" (1660s). In nautical use, "to haul up (a sail) by means of the clue-lines," from clue (n.) in the "wound ball of yarn" sense.