know the meaning of the word


know the meaning of the word
(not) know the meaning of the word if you are talking about a quality or an activity and you say that someone does not know the meaning of the word, you mean they do not have that quality or they have no experience of that activity.

Work? He doesn't know the meaning of the word!

And the irony of Phil talking about ethics. He doesn't know the meaning of the word.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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