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- verb idiomatic To raise a false
alarm; to constantly warn others about an imagined threat, thereby failing to get assistancewhen a real threat appears.
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From the fable 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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