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Meaning of “a wolf in sheep's clothing” in the English Dictionary

"a wolf in sheep's clothing" in British English

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a wolf in sheep's clothing

a ​person with a ​pleasant and ​friendlyappearance that ​hides the ​fact that they are ​evil
(Definition of a wolf in sheep's clothing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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a wolf in sheep’s clothing

someone or something that ​seems to be good but is ​actually not good at all: My ​grandfather was a wolf in sheep’s ​clothing – he ​looked like a ​sweetold man, but he was really ​mean.
(Definition of a wolf in sheep’s clothing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “a wolf in sheep's clothing”
in Chinese (Simplified) 披着羊皮的狼…
in Chinese (Traditional) 披著羊皮的狼…
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