like a lamb to the slaughter

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like a lamb to the slaughter

  1. (simile) helplessly and innocently, without knowing the unpleasant consequences.
    • 1993, a-ha - Lamb To The Slaughter
      I went down to the water
      Like a lamb to the slaughter
      Didn't know what was waiting for me there
      Nobody warned me
      Nobody told me
      My excuse is I wasn't prepared