babe in the woods
A babe in the woods
Fig. a naive or innocent person; an inexperienced person. (Like a child lost in the woods.) •

Bill is a babe in the woods when it comes to dealing with plumbers.

As a painter, Mary is fine, but she's a babe in the woods as a musician.

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{n. phr.} A person who is inexperienced or innocent in certain things. * /He is a good driver, but as a mechanic he is just a babe in the woods./ Compare: OVER ONE'S HEAD, BEYOND ONE'S DEPTH.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • babe in the woods — A babe in the woods is a naive, defenceless, young person …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • babe in the woods — phrasal : an innocent trusting guileless person especially in circumstances calling for sophistication or cunning made him an easy victim for the blandishments of tougher minded men among whom he literally was a babe in the woods A.L.Sachar * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • babe in the woods — {n. phr.} A person who is inexperienced or innocent in certain things. * /He is a good driver, but as a mechanic he is just a babe in the woods./ Compare: OVER ONE S HEAD, BEYOND ONE S DEPTH …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • babe\ in\ the\ woods — n. phr. A person who is inexperienced or innocent in certain things. He is a good driver, but as a mechanic he is just a babe in the woods. Compare: over one s head, beyond one s depth …   Словарь американских идиом

  • babe in the woods —    A babe in the woods is a naive, defenceless, young person.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • babe in the woods — See a babe in the woods …   English idioms

  • Babe in the woods —   A babe in the woods is a naive, defenceless, young person …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • babe in the woods — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. easy mark, sucker, dupe, innocent …   English dictionary for students

  • babe in the woods — lost; innocent …   English contemporary dictionary

  • a babe in the woods — a defenseless person; a naive, young person    He s just a babe in the woods. He needs someone to protect him …   English idioms

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