BABE IN THE WOODS
Meaning- an inexperienced person.
Usage- In this big city, amidst the lockdown,he found himself a babe in the woods.
Origin- In 1595 a story called ” The children in the wood” was published in England. It was about a greedy uncle who was supposed to be taking care of his rich niece and nephew. Instead , he hired two men to kill them so he could inherit their money. One of the men took pity on the children and left them in the woods rather than kill them. They did not survive. That’s why we can say that inexperienced people or people that can’t take care of themselves and can easily be misled or exploited are ” babes in the woods”.