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Meaning of "wet behind the ears" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WET BEHIND THE EARS

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WET BEHIND THE EARS

wet
wet AMD
wet bar
wet blanket
wet cell
wet chinook
wet dock
wet dream
wet fish
wet fly
wet look
wet nurse
wet one´s whistle
wet pack
wet room
wet rot
wet shave
wet steam
wet suit
wet wipe

WORDS THAT END LIKE WET BEHIND THE EARS

all ears
apples and pears
arrears
Britney Spears
cloth ears
fall on deaf ears
golden years
have hard ears
in tears
lamb´s ears
music to one´s ears
Pears
prick up one´s ears
pruning shears
set by the ears
shears
Spears
tears
up to one´s ears
years

Synonyms and antonyms of wet behind the ears in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «wet behind the ears» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WET BEHIND THE EARS

Find out the translation of wet behind the ears to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wet behind the ears from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wet behind the ears» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

天高地厚
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

húmeda detrás de las orejas
570 millions of speakers

English

wet behind the ears
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कान के पीछे गीला
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الرطب خلف الأذنين
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

желторотиков
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

molhado atrás das orelhas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কান পিছনে ভেজা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mouillé derrière les oreilles
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Basah di belakang telinga
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

grün hinter den Ohren
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

未熟
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

귀 뒤에 젖은
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Udan ing kuping
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ướt phía sau tai
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

காதுகளுக்கு பின்னால் ஈரமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कान मागे ओले
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kulakların arkasında ıslak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

bagnato dietro le orecchie
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

siermiężne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

жовторотиків
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

umed spatele urechilor
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υγρό πίσω από τα αυτιά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

nat agter die ore
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

torr bakom öronen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

våt bak ørene
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wet behind the ears

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WET BEHIND THE EARS»

The term «wet behind the ears» is quite widely used and occupies the 23.824 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WET BEHIND THE EARS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wet behind the ears

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WET BEHIND THE EARS»

Discover the use of wet behind the ears in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wet behind the ears and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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I Didn't Know that: From "ants in the Pants" to "wet Behind ...
A dictionary of everyday expressions shares the stories and origins behind such phrases as "ants in the pants" and "the whole nine yards."
Karlen Evins, 2007
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Wet Behind the Ears: Adventures of a Runaway Sailor
Many adolescent boys dream of running away to sea, but Peter Taylor is one of the few who actually did it.
Peter Taylor, 2001
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Cheater's Guide to Speaking English Like a Native
Wet behind the ears Someone who is immature, childish, inexperienced is described as wet behind the ears, from the fact that children just learning how to wash and dry their faces often do not dry behind their ears. a. He comes on as a grown ...
Boye Lafayette De Mente, 2007
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Verbivore's Feast: Second Course : More Word & Phrase Origins
someone tells you you're wet behind the ears, it means you may have to grow up a bit, or perhaps you are too callow and inexperienced for the situation at hand. Oneword synonyms for this expression are “naïve,” “untrained,” “innocent,” and ...
Chrysti M. Smith, 2006
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Married to the Shepherd
WET BEHIND THE EARS You know, I never knew where this phrase came from, or its meaning. But it sounds like someone who was so anxious to get out of the shower and dress himself that he did not take the time to wipe himself dry and left  ...
Vikki Simmons, 2004
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A Dictionary of Anglo-American Proverbs & Proverbial ...
To be wet behind the ears (MP 193) 1903 "not dry behind the ears yet," John Fox put it. (II, pp. 854-855) The Complete Short Stories of Jack London, 3 vols. Ed. Earle Labor et al. Stanford, Cal.: Stanford University Press, 1993. 1911 "An' him ...
George B. Bryan, Wolfgang Mieder, 2005
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Casual Lex: An Informal Assemblage of Why We Say What We Say
BEHIND. THE. EARS. A person wet behind the ears barely qualifies as a beginner. Compared with such a neophyte, a tenderfoot or greenhorn is an old pro. Many newly born animals, wet from liquids in the womb, are slow to become fully dry.
Webb Garrison, 2005
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Wet Behind the Ears: Young Lesbian and Bisexual Women in Canada
This empowering, accessible, multimedia collection creates a forum for the experiences of young lesbians and bisexual Women and reveals the reality of youth living within a homophobic society.
Michele Chai, Nupur Gogia, Jana Vinsky, 1999
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美国英文日常短语
mm,. be wet behind the ears , idftT. The new student is still wet behind the ears; he has not learnt the tricks that the boys play on each other. And the teacher is wet behind the ears too; she does not know how to deal with the undisciplined boys ...
侯成源, 侯艳红, 2001
10
365 American English Idioms
IDIOM #363: wet behind the ears How to use it: [someone] is wet behind the ears Explanation: Someone who is wet behind the ears is inexpenenced. Example: The new salesman is wet behind the ears. I think he needs a lot of training.
Michael DiGiacomo, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WET BEHIND THE EARS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wet behind the ears is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Reasons Behind Advaxis' 154% Gain in the First-Half of 2015
However, Advaxis is also wet behind the ears. It has no product currently on the market and will likely see its costs rise the coming years as it moves its phase 2 ... «Motley Fool, Jul 15»
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2 old bands that are still kicking and one that's wet behind the ears
The only Record Store Day exclusive I was looking to pick up this year was the first U.S. vinyl release of R.I.P., The Zombies' lost follow-up to Odessey And ... «A.V. Club DC, Jun 15»
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More the merrier
TH Wet behind the ears: Once in the audition room, things can go pretty awry, rather soon. Photo: G P Sampath Kumar. Arunabha Deb. BUSINESS LINE ... «Hindu Business Line, Jun 15»
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Teens: We're wet behind the ears, we're not up for it
PETALING JAYA: The Save Your Dara (virginity) campaign is getting nudges and winks, especially from the targeted teenage boys. Some of them agree that ... «The Star Online, Feb 15»
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Researchers get a little wet behind the ears
UQ's Queensland Brain Institute director Professor Perry Bartlett is drenched with a bucket of iced water to raise awareness about motor neuron disease ... «UQ News, Aug 14»
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Wet behind the ears: Good sweet corn expected for State Fair …
So there has been no small amount of anxiety this year about when the truly tastiest ears might arrive, given that a rainy June delayed planting in Minnesota. «Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews, Aug 14»
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Premier League: Frank Lampard relieved to have revealed his …
I've been lucky enough to share it with lots of great people behind the scenes. ... to quite wet behind the ears from West Ham and the club completely took me in. «SkySports, Jun 14»
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JFK conspiracy theories still grip Dallas, 50 years on
Maybe they thought he was naïve, young, wet behind the ears... I think they chose to eliminate him.” In 1978 the Select Committee on Assassinations of the US ... «FRANCE 24, Nov 13»
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Labour veteran Tony Benn as sharp as ever as he reflects on a life …
It was as a 'wet behind the ears' under-graduate at Bristol University in the early seventies that I first met Tony Benn, then MP for Bristol South East. I was the ... «ITV News, Oct 13»
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Local band reuniting nearly 40 years after it first formed
... at the time, was a student at UW-L. In college, the two played together in a country-swing band called Wet Behind the Ears and got to know each other well. «La Crosse Tribune, Oct 13»

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