Definition of “a wolf in sheep's clothing” - English Dictionary

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“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 friendly appearance 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)

“a wolf in sheep’s clothing” in American English

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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 sweet old man, but he was really mean.

(Definition of “a wolf in sheep’s clothing” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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