Animals

  • cry wolf
    поднять ложную тревогу
    David needn't have cried wolf; there was no real danger of fire in the house.
  • keep the wolf from the door
    едва сводить концы с концами, жить очень скромно
    Her salary was so small that she could hardly keep the wolf from the door.
  • lone wolf
    волк-одиночка (о замкнутом или нелюдимом человеке)
    The man was a lone wolf; he had neither friends nor family to spend his time with.
  • throw (someone) to the wolves
    отдать кого-либо на растерзание
    In order to explain the situation to the press the governor blamed the mayor and threw him to the wolves.
  • wolf down (something)
    есть, заглатывать что-либо с жадностью
    The boy hurriedly wolfed down his dinner and left the house.
  • wolf in sheep's clothing
    волк в овечьей шкуре
    Mrs. Parker trusted the lawyer until she understood that the man was a wolf in sheep's clothing.