not know someone from Adam
- Not know or be completely unable to recognize the person in question.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.
From Hebrew ῾ādām 'man', later taken to be a name.
Words that rhyme with Adammacadam, madam, Madame
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