a wolf in sheep's clothing

Definition of a wolf in sheep's clothing

  1. :  a person who appears to be friendly or helpful but who really is dangerous or dishonest

Word by Word Definitions

wolfplay
  1. :  any of several large predatory canids (genus Canis) that are active mostly at night, live and hunt in packs, and resemble the related dogs

    :  gray wolf Wolves have long been viewed as threats to livestock and people resulting in significant worldwide declines in their numbers and range size due to persistent eradication efforts (as by hunting, trapping, and poisoning).

    :  the fur of a wolf

  1. :  to eat greedily :  devour

sheepplay
  1. :  any of various hollow-horned typically gregarious ruminant mammals (genus Ovis) related to the goats but stockier and lacking a beard in the male

    :  one (O. aries) long domesticated especially for its flesh and wool

    :  a timid defenseless creature

clothingplay
  1. :  garments in general

    :  covering


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