like a lamb to the slaughter

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of like a lamb to the slaughter

: in a very innocent way : without knowing that something bad will happen
  • He walked into the meeting like a lamb to the slaughter.

Word by Word Definitions

lamb play
  1. : a young sheep

  2. : the young of various animals (such as the smaller antelopes) other than sheep

  3. : a gentle or weak person

  1. : to bring forth a lamb

  2. : to bring forth (a lamb)

  3. : to tend (ewes) at lambing time

slaughter play
  1. : the act of killing

  2. : killing of great numbers of human beings (as in battle or a massacre) : carnage

  1. : to kill (animals) for food : butcher

  2. : to kill in a bloody or violent manner : slay

  3. : to kill in large numbers : massacre


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