just off the boat

just off the boat

Fig. to be newly immigrated and perhaps gullible and naive. I'm not just off the boat. I know what's going on. He may act like he's just off the boat, but he's very savvy.
See also: boat, just, off

just off the boat

mod. freshly immigrated and perhaps gullible and naive. (see also FOB.) I’m not just off the boat. I know what’s going on.
See also: boat, just, off
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Suddenly there is a buzz of activity as a group of hot, sweaty and satisfied people just off the boat from the Russell Islands in the outgoing prime minister's constituency arrive in the door.
It also creates enough room for a three-person third seat, though to ride comfortably passengers should either be in elementary school or just off the boat from Lilliput.