List of animal idioms about a wolf and their meanings
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There are 3 parts to each idioms the first part is what the idiom is, then an explanation of what it means and the last part is an example of how to use it in a sentence.
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- Animal idioms about a wolf
- Animal idioms about a cat
- Animal idioms about a cow
- Animal idioms about a mouse
- Animal idioms about dogs
- Animal idioms about monkeys
- Animal idioms about horses
- Animal idioms about pigs
- Animal idioms about sheep
- Animal idioms about rats
Animal idioms about a wolf
- to give a false alarm, to warn of a danger that is not there
The man is crying wolf. There is no danger from the electrical system.
keep the wolf from the door
- to maintain oneself at the most basic level
My friend's part-time job is enough for him to keep the wolf from the door.
keep the wolves at bay
- to fight against some kind of trouble
Many people are angry about the new tax. The government has to work hard to keep the wolves at bay.
- someone who prefers to spend time alone and has few friends
The boy was a lone wolf and spent most of his time alone.
throw (someone) to the wolves
- to send someone into danger without protection, to sacrifice someone
The salesman decided to throw his coworker to the wolves when he asked him to meet the angry customer.
wolf down (something)
- to gulp down something, to eat something quickly
I wolfed down my dinner and left the house for the movie.
a wolf in sheep`s clothing
- a person who pretends to be good but really is bad
"Be careful of that man. He is a wolf in sheep`s clothing."
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