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a wolf in sheep's clothing

Definition of a wolf in sheep's clothing in English:

A person or thing that appears friendly or harmless but is really hostile.
[with biblical allusion to Matt. 7:15]
Example sentences
  • But the third and potentially worst problem of all is that Dorothea is a wolf in sheep's clothing, and we divers appear to be exceedingly gullible!
  • Although few would have suspected that Page was actually a wolf in sheep's clothing, the presenter is set to stop his fee payments this month in protest at what he claims is a BBC bias against rural Britain.
  • Vancouverites have quickly cottoned on to the fact they'd been fooled into electing a wolf in sheep's clothing in their rush to promote the former cop to the top political office in the City.
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