snake in the grass


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snake in the grass

n. pl. snakes in the grass
See snake.

snake′ in the grass`


n.
1. a treacherous person, esp. one who feigns friendship.
2. a concealed danger.
[1690–1700]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snake in the grass - a deceitful or treacherous person
bad person - a person who does harm to others
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