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One word for a person who pretends to be nice to someone's face but makes fun of them behind their back [duplicate]

What is the exact word for someone who always pretends to be nice to someone's face but makes fun of them behind their back? Even when he/she is talking to you he/she will treat you very good like a ...
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English equivalent of this Tamil saying [duplicate]

There is a famous saying in Tamil language: "Paarthaal pasu pol, paaindhaal puli pol" which translates to "Looks like a cow, leaps like a tiger". This is usually used to describe a person who on ...
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What is a word that could define someone who's good at showing superficial kindness and friendliness towards others? [duplicate]

What is a word that could define someone who's good at showing superficial kindness and friendliness towards others but speaks ill of them or gossips about them behind their back ?
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What is the word for this action? [duplicate]

A person always complaining like "he is said about you, like that" to other person. Complaining about you to others and speaking good infront of you like double game. Scenario: Guy "a" saying to b,...
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What's a word for someone who likes and praises in front of others, but isn't that way normally to you? [duplicate]

What do you call that phony person who favours and compliments you in front other people, such as your friends or family, but in general they normally aren't that way to you? They could be aloof and ...
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What's an expression for a cunningly-fake friend?

I'd like to warn somebody of one of their harmful managers, or even a so-called fake friend, so I say it like this: Don't trust him! He is nothing but a cunning person who is trying to harm you/put ...
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Metaphors similar to “Trojan Horse”

I'm looking for metaphors (non-jocular) with the same meaning as "Trojan Horse" - "A person or thing intended to undermine or destroy from within."
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A phrase for: an underhanded malicious act that appears to be done in good faith

In Polish there's a phrase "podłożyć [komuś] świnię", literally "set up pig [under somebody]". It means performing an action that - while otherwise completely legal, seemingly neutral, and not ...
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Looking for a word to describe a person who lies/invents stories to elicit sympathy to manipulate others and further their own advancement [duplicate]

I am looking for the right word(s) to describe a person who lies and invents stories/scenarios to elicit sympathy in order to manipulate and further their own advancement at the cost of others. Think ...
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Someone who is cunning but depicts themselves as innocent to others [duplicate]

What can you call a person who is cunning but depicts themselves as innocent to others?
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What is the equivalent proverb/idiom for Hindi saying in English?

Muh mein ram ram bagal mein churi It means Speak praise on the face and stab him from behind.
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There's a word I need, but I can't think of at the moment

I need a word to fill in this blank: LIZZIE Of course not. But, which supervillain is your dad? CANDI I shouldn’t say anything. (Looks back at her taco salad, affecting __________ ) ...
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Word or phrase for help that is really not helpful

Is there a word, phrase or idiom that describes someone who is trying to help but actually hindering? I find this a lot in a work context but sure it's common elsewhere. I even think there may be a ...