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Daemon
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not know (someone) from a bar of soap

To be completely unaware of or know nothing about someone; to have never met the person indicated. More...

Jim Graham
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Not hugely impressed with the grammar "movie star apparently walked past us". Shame on you
Cest moi Aussi
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I've never heard this particular expression, in North America. Here, I would phrase this as, "I wouldn't know (someone) from Adam."
raghd muhi al-deen
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not know (someone) from a bar of soap
To be completely unaware of or know nothing about someone; to have never met the person indicated. My girlfriend got really excited when a movie star apparently walked past us, but I wouldn't know him from a bar of soap. Someone I wouldn't know from a bar of soap just contacted me online, claiming to be a distant relative.
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Not knowing someone from a bar of soap,
Same as "don't know from Adam", I'd hope.
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