What does wet behind the ears mean?


Idiom Meaning:

lacking experience or maturity


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


Bandidas (2006)

Time of Scene: ~00:53:20

Quentin Cooke: Besides, you’re not alone.

Sara Sandoval: Right. A gun-happy farm girl, an ugly dog, a wet-behind-the-ears cop and a spoiled brat. What a team!


Sister Act (1992)

Time of Scene: ~00:53:00

Sister Mary Lazarus: Do you really think they could get better?

Sister Mary Clarence: I don’t know, they’re pretty raw.

Sister Mary Lazarus: Wet behind the ears.

Sister Mary Patrick: Oh please let us try.

Sister Mary Clarence: This is gonna be hell.

Sister Mary Lazarus: Tell me about it.


The Man with Two Brains (1983)

Time of Scene: ~00:06:00

Little Girl: Sounds like a subdural hematoma to me.

Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr: Oh, it does, does it? Well, it’s not your job to diagnose.

Little Girl: But I thought…

Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr: You thought, you thought. Just go. Three years of nursery school and you think you know it all. Well, you’re still wet behind the ears. It’s not a subdural hematoma. It’s epidural.



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