snake the grass

snake in the grass

noun
1.
a treacherous person, especially one who feigns friendship.
2.
a concealed danger.

Origin:
1690–1700

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  1. n.
    a sneaky and despised person. : How could I ever have trusted that snake in the grass?
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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