a wolf in sheep's clothing

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of a wolf in sheep's clothing

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

Word by Word Definitions

wolf play
  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

  2. : the fur of a wolf

  3. : a fierce, rapacious, or destructive person

  1. : to eat greedily : devour

sheep play
  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

  2. : a timid defenseless creature

  3. : a timid docile person

clothing play
  1. : garments in general


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