fresh/just off the boat

idiom

Definition of fresh/just off the boat

informal
: recently arrived in a country My parents met in New York when my father was fresh off the boat from Italy.

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“Fresh/just off the boat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fresh%2Fjust%20off%20the%20boat. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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