like a lamb to the slaughter

Definition of like a lamb to the slaughter

  1. :  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

  1. :  a young sheep

    :  one that is less than one year old or without permanent teeth

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

  1. :  to bring forth a lamb

    :  to bring forth (a lamb)

    :  to tend (ewes) at lambing time

  1. :  the act of killing

    :  the butchering of livestock for market

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

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

    :  to kill in a bloody or violent manner :  slay

    :  to kill in large numbers :  massacre

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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