Before You Know It

Meaning of Idiom ‘Before You Know It’ Before you know it means very soon; almost immediately; suprisingly quickly; before you are even aware of it; when you least expect it. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Bengelsdorf, Peter. Idioms in the News – 1,000 Phrases, Real Examples. N.p.: Amz Digital Services, 2012.,3Ammer, Christine. American … Read more

Know Someone from Adam, to not

Meaning of Idiom ‘To Not Know Someone From Adam’ To not know someone from Adam means to not know someone at all, having never met them, or to completely unable recognize them. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Usage “I don’t know him … Read more

Don’t I Know It

Meaning of Idiom ‘Don’t I Know It’ ‘Don’t I know it‘ is a response to someone telling you something that you already know quite well, or a way of expressing your awareness of a certain fact or situation. Often, it means “Unfortunately, I’m aware” or “I’m all too aware of it.” Other times, it is … Read more