(as) innocent as a newborn babe

(as) innocent as a newborn babe

1. Blameless or faultless. I swear, I didn't pull the fire alarm—I'm innocent as a newborn babe! The brother may be acting like he's innocent as a newborn babe, but come on. They found his shoe-prints right next to the weapon at the scene of the crime! Good luck convincing Brad you're innocent as a newborn babe when you've still got the chocolate from his cookies on your face.
2. Unsophisticated, inexperienced, or gullible. This is her first job—she's as innocent as a newborn babe. Leave Julia alone. That sweet girl is innocent as a newborn babe and apt to fall for all your usual tricks. I was innocent as a newborn babe when I moved into the big city, but I survived.
See also: babe, innocent, newborn
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