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cry wolf

disapproving
to ask for help when you do not need it: If you cry wolf too often, people will stop believing you.
Translations of “cry wolf”
in Chinese (Traditional) 喊「狼來了」, 發假警報…
in Chinese (Simplified) 喊“狼来了”, 发假警报…
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