(as) cunning as a fox
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British pronunciation/az kˈʌnɪŋ slˈaɪ az ɐ fˈɒks/
American pronunciation/æz kˈʌnɪŋ slˈaɪ æz ɐ fˈɑːks/
(as) cunning as a fox
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used to refer to someone who tends to achieve things in a clever way, particularly by deceiving other people

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(as|) (cunning|sly) as a fox definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "cunning as a fox" and when to use it?

The idiom "cunning as a fox" dates back to ancient times, where foxes were often associated with cleverness and craftiness in various cultures, including Greek, Roman, and Native American folklore. This phrase is used to describe someone who is extremely clever, sly, or shrewd in their actions or decisions.

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If you study hard and use your intelligence wisely, you'll become cunning as a fox and excel in your career.
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