Friday, February 08, 2013

cliché: a babe in the woods

Meaning: a naive, defenseless young person (definition).

Example: Sometimes Charlie saw things so simply, he was a babe in the woods.

Origins: Traditional children’s tale “Babes in the Wood”. (Source.)

  • a lamb in the woods
  • a babe in the briers
  • a chick in the fox den
  • a rich kid in the hood
  • a yuppie in the barnyard
  • a sweetie in the locker room
  • a innocent in the exercise yard

Discussion: Admittedly, some of these may cross class lines or stereotypes, which isn’t my intention; rather it’s to show someone far out of his or her element. 

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