Out of the mouths of babes meaning

What does the saying 'Out of the mouths of babes' mean?

Idiom: Out of the mouths of babes


People say this when children unexpectedly say something very intelligent or wise.

Country: International English | Subject Area: Children and babies | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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