none the wiser

idiom

Definition of none the wiser

1 : not knowing or understanding anything more about something The investigation has been going on for months, and we're still none the wiser about the true cause of the accident.
2 used to describe someone who is not at all aware of something that has happenedI borrowed his car and returned it, and he was none the wiser.

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“None the wiser.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/none%20the%20wiser. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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