- 02/09/2017 at 12:00 am #1304Dr Pramod Kumar ManglikMember
What is the meaning of the idiom Snake in the grass?
- 02/09/2017 at 12:00 am #7508utsav_shahMember
The following idiom, a snake in the grass is used to refer to a person who betrays or pretends to be affected by friendship with the intent to deceive.
An example would be-
I trusted John with my personal details, but he turned out to be a snake in the grass.
- 05/16/2017 at 12:00 am #8874Shubham GuptaMember
someone who pretends to be your friend while secretly doing things to harm you It’s upsetting to learn that someone you once viewed as a good colleague is in fact a snake in the grass.
- 05/16/2017 at 12:00 am #8906Shalini ChakrabortyMember
Someone evil camouflaging as someone beneficial. Snake, being the form of Satan is considered an evil spirit while grass is beneficial, green, soothing.. So the idiom is used to refer someone posing to be good but in reality is a backstabber..
- 05/17/2017 at 12:00 am #9014Hannan SatopayMember
The idiom ‘Snake in the grass’ is used to refer to a sneaky and despised person. For example: Did you hear that Daria’s best friend stole money from her bankaccount? What a snake in the grass.
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All the best for your future endeavours!
- 05/17/2017 at 12:00 am #8912Abhishek MookherjeeMember
We use this idiom to refer to people who pretend to be your friend but in fact they’re just present to cause you harm.
For example, a person you thought was your friend was just using you to get some kind of information, so we could say that your friend was a snake in the grass.
- 05/17/2017 at 12:00 am #8914Akchay VMember
Common idiom used to deliver the act of betrayal. If our friend acts to bring us down without our knowledge this is used
- 05/17/2017 at 12:00 am #8922Harshita SinghMember
A shady, conniving person who could strike at anytime without a warning.
Another similar idiom is GORILLA IN THE MIST.
- 05/17/2017 at 12:00 am #8930Mohit RatheeMember
A sneaky and despised person.
- 05/24/2017 at 12:00 am #9152Ritika SharmaMember
this idiom means a treacherous person, who secretly betrays you.
for eg. your best friend applied for the same job as you and nobody knew it. this means he was a snake in the grass.