(as) gentle as a lamb
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British pronunciation/az dʒˈɛntəl az ɐ lˈam/
American pronunciation/æz dʒˈɛntəl æz ɐ lˈæm/
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used to describe an individual who behaves in a very kind and gentle way

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(as|) gentle as a lamb definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "gentle as a lamb" and when to use it?

The idiom "gentle as a lamb" has its origin in biblical and literary references. In the Bible, lambs are often associated with innocence and meekness, portraying a gentle and harmless nature. This expression is used to describe someone's kind and calm nature. It can be used in various contexts, such as describing a person's personality, behavior, or temperament. The phrase highlights their gentle and peaceful character in everyday conversations or when discussing their non-aggressive approach to interactions.

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She has a calming presence and is as gentle as a lamb in handling conflicts.
She has a calming presence and is as gentle as a lamb in handling conflicts.
Despite his size, he is as gentle as a lamb when playing with children.
Despite his size, he is as gentle as a lamb when playing with children.
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