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A person or thing that appears friendly or harmless but is really hostile.‘the widespread belief that any British proposal was a wolf in sheep's clothing’
- ‘Although few would have suspected that Page was actually a wolf in sheep's clothing, the presenter is set to stop his fee payments this month in protest at what he claims is a BBC bias against rural Britain.’
- ‘But, alas, he had proved to be a wolf in sheep's clothing.’
- ‘You are a wolf in sheep's clothing and everyone else knows it.’
- ‘But the third and potentially worst problem of all is that Dorothea is a wolf in sheep's clothing, and we divers appear to be exceedingly gullible!’
- ‘Although heavily involved in the creation of the Human Rights Watch program, this man is a wolf in sheep's clothing.’
- ‘They say this is a wolf in sheep's clothing or something, and you then say to yourself, ‘What did the valuation have to do with the case?’’
- ‘It isn't, therefore, that community policing is a better way to package draconian measures, like a wolf in sheep's clothing.’
- ‘Now they need our vote; now they coming to us smiling and laughing in our face, like a wolf in sheep's clothing.’
- ‘When we say someone is a wolf in sheep's clothing, we don't literally mean that he's a large land mammal related to a dog, wearing wool.’
- ‘Vancouverites have quickly cottoned on to the fact they'd been fooled into electing a wolf in sheep's clothing in their rush to promote the former cop to the top political office in the City.’
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