babe-in-arms

babe-in-arms

n
1. a young baby that has to be carried
2. a naive, gullible, or unsuspecting person
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It's one of those stories that falls into the category marked 'you can't make it up' - along with our story about babe-in-arms Keegan Petts who has had to pay for a seat even though she's way too young to sit on it.
Her age and obvious independence posed a new challenge for the introductory ritual: This was clearly no docile babe-in-arms. I watched with interest as her family signed her forehead and gently but firmly pried her fingers from the pew and guided her into the main aisle.
Judge Stephen Clarke said infants of that age were completely vulnerable - and the victim was a babe-in-arms who relied utterly on adults.