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    Meaning of this phrase

    Hi,

    Kindly tell me what is the meaning and origin of this phrase.
    "I wouldn't know you from a bar of soap"

    Thanks
    -Prashant

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    Re: Meaning of this phrase

    It's not a phrase I have heard, but it could be used to express a very low opinion of someone.

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    Re: Meaning of this phrase

    It means that I don't know you any more than I know that bar of soap sitting there - which would not be much, since a bar of soap can't be "known" and has no purpose.

    Usually I hear:

    I don't know him from a hill of beans.

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