Where did the Expression “Has No Clue” Originate and What Does it Mean?

The original spelling of clue was C-L-E-W, and its forgotten meaning is a “ball of yam or string.”

A clew of string was unraveled as a guide out after entering an unfamiliar maze or a cave.

If you became lost, all you had to do was follow the string back to the point of origin.

where did the expression has no clue originate and what does it mean

In the modern cliché, if someone “doesn’t have a clue,” he is in the dark with no idea how to get out of his dilemma.

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