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Idiom
a snake in the grass
 
 
Meaning
a deceitful and untrustworthy person; a treacherous person
 
 
Usage
We used to be friends, but who knew he'd turn out to be a snake in the grass?
 
 
Story
The expression a snake in the grass likens treachery to a poisonous snake concealed in tall grass.
 
 
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