just off the boat

just off the boat
adj. newly arrived (usually from another country)

English slang. 2015.

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  • just off the boat — If someone is just off the boat, they are naive and inexperienced …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • just off the boat —    If someone is just off the boat, they are naive and inexperienced.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    A person who is just off the boat is naive and lacks experience.     How do you expect me to work with a trainee who s just off the… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • just off the boat — mod. freshly immigrated and perhaps gullible and naive. (See also FOB.) □ I’m not just off the boat. I know what’s going on. OHe may act like he’s just off the boat, but he’s all right …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • just off the boat — pp Naive. He acts like he is just off the boat. 1900s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • Just off the boat —   If someone is just off the boat, they are naive and inexperienced …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • fresh/just off the boat — informal : recently arrived in a country My parents met in New York when my father was fresh off the boat from Italy. • • • Main Entry: ↑boat …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fresh off the boat — The phrases Fresh off the boat (FOB), Off the boat (OTB), or just simply Boat; are terminologies used to describe immigrants that have arrived from a foreign nation and have not yet assimilated into the host nation s culture, language, and… …   Wikipedia

  • The Boat Race — Exhausted crews at the finish of the 2002 Boat Race. Cambridge at the left. The event generally known as The Boat Race is a rowing race in England between the Oxford University Boat Club and the Cambridge University Boat Club, rowed between… …   Wikipedia

  • miss the boat — also[miss the bus] {v. phr.}, {informal} To fail through slowness; to put something off until too late; do the wrong thing and lose the chance. * /Mr. Brown missed the boat when he decided not to buy the house./ * /In college he didn t study… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • miss the boat — also[miss the bus] {v. phr.}, {informal} To fail through slowness; to put something off until too late; do the wrong thing and lose the chance. * /Mr. Brown missed the boat when he decided not to buy the house./ * /In college he didn t study… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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