fall off the turnip truck

fall off the turnip truck

To be gullible, naïve, or unsophisticated. The subject is often a person from a rural or rustic background. Mary has no idea about how to act in polite society, always behaving as if she just fell off the turnip truck.
See also: fall, off, truck, turnip
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Language disqualifying Augustus was placed in the contract at the insistence of Councilor Lukes, who didn't just fall off the turnip truck and likely suspected what her colleagues were up to.
They add to that, "He didn't fall off the turnip truck, he was driving it.
We didn't just fall off the turnip truck, but vegetables are piling up at farmer's markets and in produce aisles that we've never seen before, or even heard of.
The Antiquarian Society folks didn't just fall off the turnip truck.
To put it into Leta's own words, ``I just didn't fall off the turnip truck.