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Re: Babe in the woods

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on July 16, 2007

In Reply to: Babe in the woods posted by Thierry on July 16, 2007

: What does the phrase "I'm not a babe in the woods" mean?

It means "a helpless innocent out in the big bad world". It derives from a traditional English murder story, which you can read about here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babes_in_the_Wood (VSD)