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Language: Old English


1 noun
Related topics: Food Dish, Animals
1 [countable]HBA a young sheep
2 [uncountable]DFF the meat of a young sheep [↪ mutton]:
roast lamb
3 [countable] spoken used to talk to or talk about someone who is gentle and lovable, especially a child:
Ben's asleep now, the little lamb.

like a lamb to the slaughter

used when someone is going to do something dangerous, but they do not realize it or have no choice

like a lamb

quietly and without any argument:
Suzie went off to school like a lamb today.

➔ mutton dressed as lamb

at mutton (2)

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