not know the first thing about something

not know the first thing about something
not know the first thing/not have the first idea/about something phrase
to not know anything about a subject or not have the skills to do something

He doesn’t know the first thing about literature.

Thesaurus: to not know something or someonesynonym
Main entry: first

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • not know the first thing about something — (not) know the first thing about (something) to not know anything about a particular subject. I don t know why you re asking Rob, he doesn t know the first thing about classical music …   New idioms dictionary

  • not know the first thing about something — not know the first thing about (something) to know nothing about something. I don t know why you re asking Alice, she doesn t know the first thing about sports …   New idioms dictionary

  • know the first thing about something — (not) know the first thing about (something) to not know anything about a particular subject. I don t know why you re asking Rob, he doesn t know the first thing about classical music …   New idioms dictionary

  • not know the first thing about — (something) to know nothing about something. I don t know why you re asking Alice, she doesn t know the first thing about sports …   New idioms dictionary

  • not know the first thing about — (not) know the first thing about (something) to not know anything about a particular subject. I don t know why you re asking Rob, he doesn t know the first thing about classical music …   New idioms dictionary

  • not know the first thing about — To know nothing about • • • Main Entry: ↑first * * * have not the slightest idea about (something) * * * not know the first thing about : to have little or no knowledge about (something or someone) I don t know the first thing about… …   Useful english dictionary

  • not know the first thing about smth — lack basic knowledge about something He doesn t know the first thing about computers …   Idioms and examples

  • know the first thing about — (not) know the first thing about (something) to not know anything about a particular subject. I don t know why you re asking Rob, he doesn t know the first thing about classical music …   New idioms dictionary

  • not have the first idea about something — not know the first thing/not have the first idea/about something phrase to not know anything about a subject or not have the skills to do something He doesn’t know the first thing about literature. Thesaurus: to not know something or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • first — [[t]fɜ͟ː(r)st[/t]] ♦ firsts 1) ORD The first thing, person, event, or period of time is the one that happens or comes before all the others of the same kind. She lost 16 pounds in the first month of her diet. ...the first few flakes of snow...… …   English dictionary

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