Wolf Idioms - EnglishAnyone.com

source: EnglishAnyone    2011年6月18日
There are many idioms involving the wolf in English and we'll cover a few of them in this video.

A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing
A wolf in sheep's clothing is a dangerous person who pretends to look innocent and harmless.
My daughter has a new boyfriend. He looks alright but there's something strange about him. I hope he's not a wolf in sheep's clothing.

A Lone Wolf
A lone wolf is a person who prefers to do things alone.
We don't know much about the new guy at our office. He does good work, but is very much a lone wolf.

To Cry Wolf
To cry wolf is to call for help when you are not in real danger. This idiom comes from the story of the little boy who cried wolf. For fun, the boy in the story called for help many times saying that a wolf had come. The problem was that when a wolf came, no one believed the boy's story. Don't cry wolf when there isn't a real problem.

A Wolf At The Door
A wolf at the door is a threat that is nearly upon you.
As poverty in our area increases the threat of crime becomes a real wolf at the door.

To Wolf Something Down
To wolf something down is to eat really quickly.
I had five minutes to eat my lunch before my break ended, so I wolfed down my lunch.

A Wolf Whistle
A wolf whistle is the whistle some men make when they see an attractive woman. It's something you've probably heard from many cultures.
Look at THAT girl! (Whistle)