Словосочетания со словом wolf
To give a false alarm; warn of a danger that you know is not there.
(From an old story about a shepherd boy who falsely claimed a wolf was killing his sheep, just to start some excitement.)
Давать ложный сигал тревоги; предупреждать об опасности, которой, вы знаете, нет.
The general said that the candidate was just crying wolf when he said that the army was too weak to fight for the country.
There's Mary screaming again! Does she really have a problem or is she just crying wolf again?
Мэри снова кричит! У нее что-то случилось или она опять зовет на помощь без надобности?
keep the wolf from the door
keep the wolves from the door
To avoid hunger, poverty, and/or creditors.
Стараться избегать голода, бедности и/или кредиторов.
"I don't like my job," Mike complained, "but I must do something to keep the wolves from the door."
My grandparents earned barely enough to keep the wolf from the door.
Заработков моих бабушки и дедушки едва хватало, чтобы сводить концы с концами.
A man who likes to work or live alone.
The man who paints a picture or establishes a business is often a lone wolf; so is the criminal outlaw.
Jones is a good pitcher, but he is a lone wolf.
wolf in sheep's clothing
A person who pretends to be good but really is bad. To pretend to be harmless when you are really dangerous.
Прикидываться безобидным, в то время как вы действительно представляете опасность.
Mrs. Martin trusted the lawyer until she realized that he was a wolf in sheep's clothing.
Mr. Black was fooled by the salesman's manners until he showed that he was really a wolf in sheep's clothing by selling Mr. Black a car that was falling apart.
I don't trust him, I think he's a wolf in sheep's clothing.
Я не доверяю ему, я думаю, что он волк в овечьей шкуре.