snake in the grass
Date: 1696 a secretly faithless friend

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  • snake in the grass — {n. phr.}, {informal} A person who cannot be trusted; an unfaithful traitor; rascal. * /Did Harry tell you that? He s a snake in the grass!/ * /Some snake in the grass told the teacher our plans./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • snake in the grass — {n. phr.}, {informal} A person who cannot be trusted; an unfaithful traitor; rascal. * /Did Harry tell you that? He s a snake in the grass!/ * /Some snake in the grass told the teacher our plans./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • snake in the grass — Someone who is a snake in the grass betrays you even though you have trusted them …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • snake in the grass — snake′ in the grass n. 1) a treacherous person, esp. one who feigns friendship 2) a concealed danger • Etymology: 1690–1700 …   From formal English to slang

  • snake in the grass — n. a treacherous person or harmful thing that is hidden or seemingly harmless …   English World dictionary

  • snake in the grass —    Someone who is a snake in the grass betrays you even though you have trusted them.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    Someone who pretends to be your friend while actually betraying you is a snake in the grass.     I thought I could trust …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • snake in the grass — noun a deceitful or treacherous person • Syn: ↑snake • Hypernyms: ↑bad person * * * TRAITOR, turncoat, betrayer, informer, back stabber, double crosser, quisling, Judas; fraudster, trickster, charlatan; …   Useful english dictionary

  • snake\ in\ the\ grass — n. phr. informal A person who cannot be trusted; an unfaithful traitor; rascal. Did Harry tell you that? He s a snake in the grass! Some snake in the grass told the teacher our plans …   Словарь американских идиом

  • snake in the grass — n. a sneaky and despised person. □ How could I ever have trusted that snake in the grass? □ John is such a snake in the grass …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • snake in the grass — an enemy who pretends to be a friend You should be careful of her even if she seems very nice. She is like a snake in the grass …   Idioms and examples

  • Snake in the grass —   Someone who is a snake in the grass betrays you even though you have trusted them …   Dictionary of English idioms

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