proverb If a rival or enemy shows one generosity or kindness, one should be suspicious of their motives.
[with allusion to Virgil's Aeneid (ii. 49)]
More example sentences
- Beware the Greeks bearing gifts, he cries, hurling a spear into its side.
- The only antidote to this kind of thing that I can think of, is the folklore wisdom contained in "Beware the Greeks bearing gifts."
- Government also seems to have realised that it should beware the Greeks bearing gifts.