Definition of lone wolf in English:

lone wolf

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noun

  • A person who prefers to act alone: he’s a lone wolf; that’s what made him a successful foreign correspondent
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    • They tend to be lone wolves who suffer marginalisation, branded (at best) eccentrics, accused (at worst) of being traitors in order to demean and degrade what they write and broadcast.
    • Some players prefer to operate as a lone wolf, others work well in small squads of two or three people, and still others would prefer to work in a large group.
    • You've met loss adjusters - they're the lone wolves who tell the insurers to settle your claim or not (fingers crossed for that flood damage claim, people).

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