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The meaning of "wet behind the ears"

" Wet behind the ears "
Meaning:
Young and naive, like a new-born baby.
Example:
That Justin Bieber; he thinks he's all grown up but he's really pretty wet behind the ears.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 1910s
Where is it used?:
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