not to know a person from Adam


not to know a person from Adam
not to know a person at all

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • not know someone from Adam — (informal) Not to know someone, or who someone is • • • Main Entry: ↑Adam * * * not know someone from Adam informal phrase to not know who someone is Thesaurus: to not know something or someonesynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • not to know one from Adam — {v. phr.} To not know a person; be unable to recognize someone. * /I have no idea who that guy is that Jane just walked in with; I don t know him from Adam./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • not to know one from Adam — {v. phr.} To not know a person; be unable to recognize someone. * /I have no idea who that guy is that Jane just walked in with; I don t know him from Adam./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • not\ to\ know\ one\ from\ Adam — v. phr. To not know a person; be unable to recognize someone. I have no idea who that guy is that Jane just walked in with; I don t know him from Adam …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Adam — 1. n. the first man, in the Biblical and Koranic traditions. Phrases and idioms: Adam s ale water. Adam s apple a projection of the thyroid cartilage of the larynx, esp. as prominent in men. not know a person from Adam be unable to recognize the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • know — [c]/noʊ / (say noh) verb (knew, known, knowing) –verb (t) 1. to perceive or understand as fact or truth, or apprehend with clearness and certainty. 2. to have fixed in the mind or memory: to know a poem by heart. 3. to be cognisant or aware of;… …   Australian English dictionary

  • ADAM — (אָדָם), the first man and progenitor of the human race. The Documentary Hypothesis distinguishes two conflicting stories about the making of man in Scripture (for a contrary view, see U. Cassuto, From Adam to Noah, pp. 71 ff.). In the first… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Know — (n[=o]), v. t. [imp. {Knew} (n[=u]); p. p. {Known} (n[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Knowing}.] [OE. knowen, knawen, AS. cn[ a]wan; akin to OHG. chn[ a]an (in comp.), Icel. kn[ a] to be able, Russ. znate to know, L. gnoscere, noscere, Gr. gighw skein,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Adam–God theory — In Mormonism, the Adam–God theory (also called the Adam–God doctrine) was a doctrine taught by Joseph Smith, Brigham Young and other early leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints (LDS Church) involving the status of Adam as the …   Wikipedia

  • Not Afraid — For the Stephanie Smith album, see Not Afraid (album). Not Afraid …   Wikipedia


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