Grammar school stories told of the Wily wolf wearing a sheepskin costume as he stealthily circles the grazing sheep seeking to snatch a helpless little lamb in his sharp-toothed and drooling vicious jaws!

Etymology:

  • From Matthew 7:15: “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves”.
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Mary had a little lamb and she was always alert and on constant lookout for their worst enemy, a wolf in sheep's clothing!

Submitted by WerterBuch on July 24, 2015

Additional definitions for 'wolf in sheep's clothing':

wolf in sheep's clothingSomething harmful or problematic disguised as something peaceful or pleasant.
Wolf in Sheep's ClothingA person who is dangerous but pretends to be harmless, an enemy who is disguising as a friend
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