Wet Behind The Ears

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Someone new to a position is often described in this way. In internet speak you would be a newbie, in the old workplace you might be an apprentice, and in the world of interesting phrases, you would definitely be wet behind the ears, and perhaps green at the same time, so really quite colourful overall!

The origin of this phrase is to do with animals, like so many, and the facy that they literally are quite wet when born due to liquids from the womb they have just come out of.

The parent animal then licks away someone of the liquid to make the animal dry, and remove the wet from behind its ears, the phrase therefore naturally used to describe someone who is not long of a particular job or vocation and is just finding their feet.

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