won't bite

won't bite

Is not threatening or does not need to be a subject of caution; is friendly. The phrase is typically used as an assurance to a child who is wary of something or someone. You can ask Mr. Caruthers. Go on, he won't bite. Hi there, what's your name? Don't worry, I won't bite!
See also: bite
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Most of the snapper and grouper won't bite under the 60-degree mark.
Can you tell me which of these rattlers won't bite you?
But he won't bite on a property unless it can be given the same meticulous attention that a local parcel would receive.
THE couple who run a popular Chinese diner have their 'ngers crossed new landlord Coventry Uni won't bite the hand that feeds their students, ey and the other food outlets along a bustling stretch of Earl Street fear they might be the next candidates for the "retail cleansing" that seems to follow the uni's expansion.
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Just come and knock at my door and talk to me - I won't bite.
She tries to joke that she won't bite but nobody laughs.
When I tried telling some pet owners to leash their dog they simply turned around and said the dog was harmless and that it won't bite.
He won't bite anyone like Luis Suarez," said the Southampton boss.
She says: I amconfident won't bite or attack,usual mantra from dog despite the fact that potential killers.
If the big fish won't bite on this contractual renewal over the next 12 months, then the local authority should ask local SMEs anyway to bid afresh with a new specification that fits here and now and try to shame the big fish into leaving the pond.
IT won't bite, don't fear," is the most common line you would hear from dog owners.
She won't bite on the questions, says she doesn't want to put the energy into a head-on confrontation.
That's not to say he won't bite into a fish eye or a crocodile penis, though.