(one) is not going to bite (someone)

(one) is not going to bite (someone)

You have no reason to be afraid of someone; this person is not going to hurt you, so don't be shy about approaching or talking to them. Don't worry, child, I'm not going to bite you. I just wanted to give you a message to pass along to your father. This is your Uncle Jack, son. Well, go on and shake his hand, he's not going to bite you.
See also: bite, going, not
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