not know shit from Shinola

not know shit from Shinola

vulgar slang To be exceptionally naïve, unworldly, ignorant, or undiscerning. (Shinola is a brand of shoe polish, which is usually black or brown.) Why did you send a kid to be my partner on this case? He doesn't know shit from Shinola! You wouldn't know shit from Shinola, so what do you think you're gonna teach me about fixing a car?
See also: know, not, Shinola, shit

not know shit from Shinola

be very ignorant or innocent. US
Shinola is the proprietary name of a US brand of boot polish.
See also: know, not, Shinola, shit

not know shit from shinola

tv. to know what’s what; to be knowledgeable in the ways of the world. (see also No shinola! Usually objectionable.) That jerk doesn’t know shit from shinola! Don’t even ask him about it!
See also: know, not, shinola, shit
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