know from Adam


know from Adam
(not) know (someone) from Adam to have never met someone and not know anything about them.

Why should I lend him money? I don't know him from Adam.


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  • not know from Adam — (not) know (someone) from Adam to have never met someone and not know anything about them. Why should I lend him money? I don t know him from Adam …   New idioms dictionary

  • not know from Adam — not know (someone) from Adam see ↑know, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑Adam …   Useful english dictionary

  • Not to know from Adam — not to know (someone) at all …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • not to know from adam — Australian Slang not to know (someone) at all …   English dialects glossary

  • know someone from Adam — (not) know (someone) from Adam to have never met someone and not know anything about them. Why should I lend him money? I don t know him from Adam …   New idioms dictionary

  • know someone from Adam — verb To know or recognise someone at all. Who is she, anyway? Interfering . . . pestering . . . you must know. I dont know her from Adam, the Boy said …   Wiktionary

  • know from — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms know from : present tense I/you/we/they know from he/she/it knows from present participle knowing from past tense knew from past participle known from know someone/something from someone/something to recognize …   English dictionary

  • not know someone from Adam — (informal) Not to know someone, or who someone is • • • Main Entry: ↑Adam * * * not know someone from Adam informal phrase to not know who someone is Thesaurus: to not know something or someonesynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • not know someone from Adam — (not) know (someone) from Adam to have never met someone and not know anything about them. Why should I lend him money? I don t know him from Adam …   New idioms dictionary

  • not to know one from Adam — {v. phr.} To not know a person; be unable to recognize someone. * /I have no idea who that guy is that Jane just walked in with; I don t know him from Adam./ …   Dictionary of American idioms