Meaning of this phrase

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Hi,

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

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-Prashant
 

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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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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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