wasn't born yesterday

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of wasn't born yesterday

used to say that someone is unlikely to believe something that is not true or to trust someone who is not trustworthy
  • He said he'd pay me back, but I'll believe it when I see it. I wasn't born yesterday.

Word by Word Definitions

wasn't play
  1. : was not

born play
  1. : brought forth by or as if by birth

  2. : native

  3. : deriving or resulting from

yesterday play
  1. : on the day last past : on the day preceding today

  2. : at a time not long past : only a short time ago

  1. : the day last past : the day next before the present

  2. : recent time : time not long past

  3. : past time


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