doesn't know beans

doesn't know beans

Ignorance. The New England uncomplimentary description of a Bostonian who's so ignorant that he or she can't even cook the city's most famous dish of baked beans spread to the rest of the country.
See also: bean, know
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Yet, two years ago he got lucky on a big bull, and then, because he didn't have enough sense to know he doesn't know beans about writing, he wrote a story about that big bull--and we published it in Big Game Special 2002.
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