not know your arse from your elbow

not know your arse from your elbow

BRITISH, INFORMAL, VERY RUDE or

not know your ass from your elbow

mainly AMERICAN, INFORMAL, VERY RUDE
If someone doesn't know their arse from their elbow, they are stupid or they do not know anything about a subject or situation. I won't be lectured to by some producer who doesn't know his arse from his elbow. Note: In British English, your arse is your bottom. In American English, the word used is ass.
See also: arse, elbow, know, not
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