snake in the grass

noun phrase

Definition of snake in the grass

: a secretly faithless friend

First Known Use of snake in the grass

1696, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of snake in the grass was in 1696

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“Snake in the grass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snake%20in%20the%20grass. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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