wolf in sheep's clothing

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From Matthew 7:15: “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves” (KJV).

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wolf in sheep's clothing

  1. (idiomatic) A person or other performer of actions which is harmful or threatening but disguised as something peaceful or pleasant.

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