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What do you call a half-baked (not quite experienced) and well-baked (well-experienced) person in English?

I'm looking for a metaphorical expression or preferably word, which can explain a person who has or has not experienced ups and downs of life and subsequently not able to decide, act, behave properly when it comes to.

  • Don't shout at him. Try not to blame him this much. He's just a .............. young person. I think the only person who understands our son is your father. This is why everyone calls him a....................... [said wife to her husband privately about their son].

The only words that come to mind are:

1) mature/immature
2) experienced/inexperienced

Although both pairs work properly in the blanks, but as I mentioned, I need some metaphors to explain such people. I wonder if you let me know about it.

It could be great if "half-baked" and "baked" could sound natural in this sense. :))

  • Look up synonyms for fledgling – CowperKettle May 26 at 10:07
  • That's strange @CowperKettle! Because there can be dozens of words which would work, but in this specific case I need to know what would a native speaker say! Otherwise, I could just check any dictionary and find some words which could be obsolete or unnatural! Also please note that as I mentioned, I was looking for a metaphor rather than just a single word. – A-friend May 26 at 10:45
  • "a babe in the woods"? – CowperKettle May 26 at 11:09
  • Well @CowperKetle your offer is so simmilar to someone who is still green, and not that formal that I need it to be! Moreover, I needed to know something opposit to that too, as it is required to fill in the further blank. I don't want too formal cases! Just something to be used in everyday speech would be enough. – A-friend May 26 at 11:20

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