innocent as a lamb

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(as) innocent as a lamb

1. Blameless or faultless. I swear, I didn't pull the fire alarm—I'm innocent as a lamb! The brother may be acting like he's innocent as a lamb, 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 lamb 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 lamb. Leave Julia alone. That sweet girl is innocent as a lamb and apt to fall for all your usual tricks. I was innocent as a lamb when I moved into the big city, but I survived.
See also: innocent, lamb
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*innocent as a lamb

 and *innocent as a newborn babe 
1. guiltless. (*Also: as ~.) "Hey! You can't throw me in jail," cried the robber. "I'm innocent as a lamb."
2. naive; inexperienced. (*Also: as ~.) She's eighteen years old, but innocent as a newborn babe.
See also: innocent, lamb
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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