a wolf in sheep's clothing

a wolf in sheep's clothing

someone or something that seems to be good but is actually bad The financial advisor we hired turned out to be a wolf in sheep's clothing who stole from the people he promised to help.
See also: clothing, wolf

a wolf in sheep's clothing

someone who seems to be pleasant and friendly but is in fact dangerous or evil My next boss, on the surface very warm and charming, proved to be something of a wolf in sheep's clothing.
See also: clothing, wolf
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The primitive instinct of self-preservation acknowledges many arts and wiles; but argument is not one of them, nor did he now waste precious time in an attempt to convince the raiders that he was not a wolf in sheep's clothing.
He yesterday told the court: "I'm not a wolf in sheep's clothing.
But when it comes to Iran's nuclear weapons program, the only difference between them is this: Ahmadi-Nejad was a wolf in wolf's clothing, Rowhani is a wolf in sheep's clothing, a wolf who thinks he can pull the wool over the eyes of the international community", Netanyahu added.
But when it comes to Iran's nuclear weapons program, the only difference between them is this: Ahmadinejad was a wolf in wolf's clothing, Rouhani is a wolf in sheep's clothing, a wolf who thinks he can pull the wool over the eyes of the international community," Netanyahu added.
However, Netanyahu said that Rohani's strategy, though, is to 'be a wolf in sheep's clothing, smile and build a bomb'.
However the record soon begins twisting and turning until your emotions are undecided whether it is a wolf in sheep's clothing, or a sheep in wolf's clothing.
Dangerous Stealth Measure is a Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
Dana Hammer, General Motors' manager, Law Enforcement Vehicles, said, 'We increased the 2012 Impala's power significantly, so it was a wolf in sheep's clothing and surprised quite a few agencies.
Like a wolf in sheep's clothing the BNP and its leader Nick Griffin is pretending that it has cleaned up its act and is now something it isn't.
Is there someone around you who is a wolf in sheep's clothing and is not to be trusted?
The only problem is that an interloper, a wolf in sheep's clothing, has other ideas that are not nearly as amusing.
It's a wolf in sheep's clothing," said transsexual author and activist Jamison Green.
But the version standing haughtily at the kerbside was the Bora Sport TDI 130bhp, which is a wolf in sheep's clothing.
I am a wolf in sheep's clothing and if somebody is disrespecting what I am saying to them then there's going to be fireworks, I can tell you.