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What does the phase 'i don't know you from a hole in the ground' mean?

Update:

Let me rephrase this question. I know what this means, but wondering where this reference to a 'hole in the ground' came from?

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  • Geomi
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    7 years ago
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    The phrase, "I don't know you from a hole in the ground" means that the person who is speaking doesn't really know you. However, it may also mean that he/she doesn't know you and doesn't want to know you.

    It is up to you to decide which interpretation the speaker put into that message. You may be able to tell which option the speaker took by his/her attitude and/or tone of voice. Good luck.

    Source(s): I was a college professor of education at four universities.
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  • 7 years ago

    I think it means that someone doesn't care that they don't know you so they don't need to dig a hole in the ground to look for you maybe?

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  • 7 years ago

    Means they would care if you died and you were put into a hole in the ground.

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  • It means "Why should I care?"

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