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English definition of “a wolf in sheep's clothing”

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a wolf in sheep's clothing

a person who hides the fact that they are evil, with a pleasant and friendly appearance
Translations of “a wolf in sheep's clothing”
in Chinese (Traditional) 披著羊皮的狼…
in Chinese (Simplified) 披着羊皮的狼…
(Definition of a wolf in sheep's clothing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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