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verb (inf=to cry wolf, cries wolf, crying wolf, cried wolf, cried wolf)
  1. (rfv-sense)(idiom) To constantly warn others about an imagined threat, thereby failing to get assistance when a real threat appears.
The politicians would at the slightest provocation so when the real threat appeared no one believed them.
Translations: 
  • French: crier au loup(fr)
Etymology: From the fable w:The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, where a little boy amuses himself by crying "wolf" to see the panic he causes in the community, but consequently does not get help when a real wolf appears.


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