know by sight


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know someone by sight

to recognize a person's face, but not know the name. I'm afraid I don't know her by sight. I know all my employees by sight.
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know by sight

Recognize someone or something by appearance but not know the name or other details. For example, I know a lot of people by sight from the tennis courts. [1200s]
See also: know, sight