not know someone from Adam

Definition of not know someone from Adam

informal
:to have never met with someone :to not know someone at all
  • Why should she trust me? She doesn't know me from Adam.

Word by Word Definitions

know play
  1. : to perceive directly : have direct cognition of

  2. : to have understanding of

  3. : to recognize the nature of : discern

  1. : knowledge

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

Adam play
  1. : the first man and father by Eve of Cain and Abel

  2. : the unregenerate nature of man

  1. : of, relating to, or being an 18th century decorative style (as of furniture) characterized by straight lines, surface decoration, and conventional designs (such as festooned garlands and medallions)


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