Snake and charmer?

Posted by Hari Menon on March 28, 2003

In Reply to: Snake and charmer? posted by EE on March 28, 2003

: Someone told me there is an expression which means a person looks nice but in fact is wicked. It has snake and/or charmer or something like that in it. Does anybody know anything about it? Thanks.

There's the phrase "snake in the grass", which refers to a secret or unknown adversary. I'm not sure where the charmer bit fits in though. Another animal reference I can think of offhand is "wolf in sheep's clothing".