Posted by R. Berg on July 16, 2007
In Reply to: Re: Babe in the woods posted by Victoria S Dennis 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)
Well, what do you know? A reference on the Wikipedia page sent me back here (link below): http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/26/messages/65.html ~rb