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babe in arms

1. An infant. (Based on the fact that an infant is typically carried in an adult's arms). Let me see that precious babe in arms!
2. A person who is gullible, naïve, or lacks experience in a specific situation. Although Jane had always excelled in school, she felt like a babe in arms when she began attending college.
See also: arm, babe

babe in arms

 
1. Lit. a very young baby that is carried by an adult. I have known that since I was a babe in arms! A young mother with a babe in arms stood in line with the rest of the students.
2. Fig. an innocent or naive person. He's a babe in arms when it comes to taking girls out. Mary has no idea how to win the election. Politically she's a babe in arms.
See also: arm, babe

babe in arms

An infant, as in She's been a family friend since I was a babe in arms. Although the word "babe" for baby has been used since the 1300s, this phrase describing a child too young to walk (and hence having to be carried) dates only from about 1900.
See also: arm, babe

a babe in arms

mainly BRITISH
If you describe someone as a babe in arms, you mean that they are very young. The family have always cycled, and Chris has been going to races since he was a babe in arms. I first appeared on stage as a babe in arms, and my mother just assumed I would become an actor. Note: `Babe' is an old-fashioned word for a baby or small child.
See also: arm, babe

babe in arms

1 an innocent, inexperienced, or gullible person. 2 something very young or new.
2 2005 Lee Marshall Travel Intelligence Compared to the French Riviera – which is the Olduvai Gorge of Sunbathing Man – the Costa Smeralda is a babe in arms.
See also: arm, babe

a ˌbabe in ˈarms

(old-fashioned)
1 a very young baby not able to walk or crawl
2 a helpless, an inexperienced or an innocent person: He’s a babe in arms in financial matters.
See also: arm, babe
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series at City Center, starting with Babes in Arms, the Rodgers and Hart show that in 1937 gave us such splendid songs as "My Funny Valentine," "Johnny One Note," "Where or When," and "The Lady Is a Tramp.
The M-G-M musical classics in this collection are the duo's most famous and successful teamings: Babes in Arms, Babes on Broadway, Strike Up the Band and Girl Crazy.
The set, an original repertory touring and West End proscenium arch version, was designed for a fully staged production of the Rodgers and Hart's classic feel good musical, Babes In Arms.
Fresh from her triumph in the West End, the 19-year-old will star as Billie Edwards in the Rodgers and Hart classic, Babes in Arms at the New Theatre.
Balanchine continued to work on Broadway with Babes in Arms (1937), I Married an Angel (1938), Great Lady (1938--for contractual reasons credited to William Dollar), Keep Off the Grass (1940), Louisiana Purchase (1940), Cabin in the Sky (1940--a rather unlikely collaboration with Katherine Dunham), The Lady Comes Across (1942), What's Up (1943), Dream With Music (1944), Song of Norway (1944), Mr.
The International Festival of Musical Theatre in Cardiff will stage a major new production of Babes in Arms to mark the 100th birthday of Richard Rodgers, who co-wrote the classic musical.
Babes in Arms will run from Wednesday, October 16 to Saturday, October 26.