I think finally we may have a clue to help us better understand the mysterious 45.
Hoping I might find a clue to his identity, I started researching my childhood medical records.
At his press conference in St. Petersburg last week, President Obama provided a clue.
Martin was up on some of the more difficult passages, but managed to guess the wrong character from the clue of “Hodor!”
As with all guess-work regarding anyone in the public or private sphere, ultimately, no one has a clue.
Had she taxed him with her suspicions, and so discovered a clue?
He could check their records, and get a clue to their efficiency.
I shall be obliged for any clue to the arms, residence, &c. of this Mr. Cobb.
As to any clue that might come from Captain Bunker, that's still more remote.
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.