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a wolf in sheep's clothing

A person or thing that appears harmless but is actually dangerous or bad. Don't trust Dana—she's a wolf in sheep's clothing who will try to steal your position if given the chance. The politician portrayed himself as moderate, but turned out to be a wolf in sheep's clothing with a radical agenda.
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wolf in sheep's clothing

Fig. a dangerous person pretending to be harmless. Carla thought the handsome stranger was gentle and kind, but Susan suspected he was a wolf in sheep's clothing. Mimi: Why shouldn't I go out with David? He's the nicest man I've ever met. Alan: He's a wolf in sheep's clothing, Mimi. Can't you tell?
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wolf in sheep's clothing

An enemy disguised as a friend, as in Dan was a wolf in sheep's clothing, pretending to help but all the while spying for our competitors . This term comes from the ancient fable about a wolf that dresses up in the skin of a sheep and sneaks up on a flock. This fable has given rise to a rich history of allusions as in the Sermon on the Mount when Jesus speaks of false prophets in sheep's clothing, "but inwardly they are ravening wolves" (Matthew 7:15).
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a wolf in sheep's clothing

A wolf in sheep's clothing is someone or something that appears harmless or ordinary but is in fact very dangerous or powerful. The judge said Granger appeared to be a nice young gentleman, but was in fact a wolf in sheep's clothing — a ruthless individual with absolutely no morals. This car has to be the ultimate wolf in sheep's clothing. It looks like an ever-so sensible estate — until you hit the accelerator. Note: Less often, people describe someone as a sheep in wolf's clothing, meaning that a person seems dangerous or powerful, but in fact is harmless or ordinary. She was tall, with a loud voice and could seem a little intimidating but was in fact a sheep in wolf's clothing, loved by all who knew her. Note: In one of Aesop's fables, a wolf wraps itself in a fleece and manages to get into a sheepfold without being noticed. It then attacks the sheep and eats them. This image is also used in the Bible: `Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.' (Matthew 7:15)
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a wolf in sheep's clothing

a person or thing that appears friendly or harmless but is really hostile and dangerous.
This expression comes from Jesus's words in Matthew 7:15: ‘Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves’.
See also: clothing, wolf

a wolf in sheep’s ˈclothing

a person who appears friendly and nice but is really dangerous
See also: clothing, wolf

wolf in sheep's clothing

One who feigns congeniality while actually holding malevolent intentions.
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If you're in the city centre, there will be a smaller clothing donation point at the Love Your Clothes pop-up shop in the Capitol Shopping Centre daily between 10am and 4pm throughout the week.
With separate suppliers, the customer might have had to go through several sets of clothing before finding the right design for the desired results.
Tattersall adds that Stone king's conclusion rests upon the assumption that body lice arose almost immediately after clothing emerged.
Mary Kouts, former president of the Phoenix local, created the Clothing Connection in 1987 at Metro Tech High School.
We get rid of clothing we no longer need, charities earn much needed money, and people in underdeveloped countries purchase nearly new clothing at very low cost.
Extrapolating from their laboratory tests, the researchers theorize that simply walking into a patient's room can dislodge spores that cling to visitors' clothing.
Indeed, famed rockers and young Hollywood alike have taken to the burgeoning clothing line.
Dramaturgy in the sense of a performance with actors, a stage and an audience may be useful as an approach to clarify the complexity of clothing and public performance on stage.
The coat Aiello handed out that day was only one of the nearly 200 articles of clothing she gives out every year and one of the thousands of services the Care Center has provided to area women in its nearly 19 years of operation.
Clothing, even clothing with quotes around it, is risky to employ as an art ingredient because it is among the "noisiest" of object categories: immediately and universally recognizable yet culturally and personally specific, reverberant with centuries of connotation and cliche.
Everyone want to wear clothing that makes them look and feel good.
com/research/9npmrg/trade_and_trade) has announced the addition of Textiles Intelligence's new report "Trade and Trade Policy: The EU Clothing Import Market and it's Ten Largest Supplying Countries" to their offering.
Mohammad Hassan, a customer at the same bazaar, said, "these bazaars offer cheap and inexpensive clothes, because prices of new winter clothing are out of the reach of common man.
A clothing campaign is asking people to donate their pre-loved clothing to charities - and it has set its targets sky high.