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Fun Phrase Friday: Cry Wolf

Happy Friday!!
This weeks fun phrase is “Cry Wolf”
Meaning: Raise a false alarm : exaggerate a danger.

History: It comes from one of the fables of Aesop and many other compilers. As Aesop puts it:

A mischievous Lad, who was set to mind some sheep, used, in jest, to cry “Wolf! Wolf!” When the people at work in the neighboring fields came running to spot he would laugh at them for their pains. One day the wolf came in reality, and the boy, this time, called “Wolf! Wolf!” in earnest; but the men, having been so often deceived, disregarded his cries, and the sheep were left at the mercy of the wolf.

 

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