Definition of I wouldn't know in English:

I wouldn't know

phrase

informal
  • Used to indicate that one can't be expected to know the answer to someone's question or to comment on a matter.

    ‘‘It was a lot better than last year's dance.’ ‘I wouldn't know about that.’’
    • ‘No one seems capable of keeping a solo blog, but if there were a few people in there who could, I wouldn't know, because I'm not going to slog through all the bad.’
    • ‘I've never used a cheque in my life. I wouldn't know how to fill one out.’
    • ‘Asked if Rory had been picking his brains out there, Westwood quipped: ‘Not particularly, although I wouldn't know when my brain is being picked and when it's not.’’
    • ‘I bet people from San Francisco can spot an Oakland accent, but I wouldn't know.’
    • ‘‘I am only a driver and without the card I wouldn't know how to finance my daughter's treatment,’ Suwardi said.’
    • ‘Frankly, I wouldn't know what was up and down on the Dow Jones if you tried to explain it to me through the medium of simple crayon-drawn pictures.’
    • ‘I have strong opinions but I wouldn't know how to express them in dance.’
    • ‘If I'm right, maybe you should try making things more romantic in other ways; memories, glorious locations, little gestures - I wouldn't know about your relationship but you'd know what to go for.’
    • ‘If I weren't in this field I wouldn't know what to do with my life.’
    • ‘If someone told me to weed these people out, I wouldn't know where to start.’
    • ‘I don't think it's anyone special, I wouldn't know what the latest fashion is at all to be honest,’ she laughs.’
    • ‘But whether that's right or whether that's an old wives' story, I wouldn't know.’
    • ‘I very rarely bought anything new and never wore make-up I wouldn't know how to apply it and would be afraid of looking too made up, so I never bought any.’
    • ‘I mean, I think - just my own gut instinct, just - and I wouldn't know.’
    • ‘Shelly: ‘Because if I would sell this [her business] and I'd go up that driveway, I wouldn't know whether to go left or right, you know.’’
    • ‘But, no, I wouldn't know what to tell you what would be a hit.’
    • ‘Although to be fair, I don't know much about the rules of cricket, so it might be and I wouldn't know.’
    • ‘Personally, I wouldn't know enough about art to have an opinion on it one way or the other,’ he said.’
    • ‘If I said something that offended one of my students and they didn't tell me, I wouldn't know.’
    • ‘I must get a bit poorly sometimes, otherwise I wouldn't know what a head cold feels like, but I can't remember the last time I took a day off sick.’