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Babe in Arms

What Does "Babe in Arms" Mean?

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"Babe in arms" is an English idiom. It means "a very young baby, especially one that is still carried by an adult."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "babe in arms" used in a sentence:
  • The movie is not suitable for babes in arms.
  • She was a babe in arms when they moved to the city.
  • The meeting isn't appropriate for babes in arms.
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What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Babe in Arms" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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