Definition of not know someone from Adam in English:

not know someone from Adam

  • Not know or be completely unable to recognize the person in question: I wouldn’t know my stepbrother from Adam
    More example sentences
    • There's nothing more transparent than a politician smiling and greeting you like a long lost friend when you know well he doesn't know you from Adam.
    • If you bank in the high street the person behind the counter doesn't know you from Adam.
    • And despite the fact that he doesn't know me from Adam, he is prepared to trust me with all that money.
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