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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
a. snake in the grass
No es la primera vez que Adriana me traiciona. Es una mosquita muerta.This is not the first time Adriana betrays me. She's a snake in the grass.
b. wolf in sheep's clothing
Yo no confiaría en ella. Es una mosquita muerta.I wouldn't trust her. She's a wolf in sheep's clothing.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
No te hagas la mosquita muerta. Sabemos tus verdaderas intenciones.Don't act like you wouldn't hurt a fly. We know your real intentions.
Tiene cara de mosquita muerta, pero es una roba novios.She looks as if butter wouldn't melt in her mouth, but she's a boyfriend stealer.
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