Meaning of “not in the biblical sense” in the English Dictionary

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"not in the biblical sense" in British English

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not in the biblical sense

humorous

If you say you know someone but not in the biblical sense, you mean you have not had sex with them:

"Did you know her?" "Yes - not in the biblical sense, of course."

(Definition of “not in the biblical sense” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)