like a lamb to the slaughter

idiom

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Just throw it in there like a lamb to the slaughter. Lily Moayeri, SPIN, 10 Nov. 2023

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“Like a lamb to the slaughter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/like%20a%20lamb%20to%20the%20slaughter. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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