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Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts

Be careful when suspected people given some gifts unexpectedly, be aware of people who might be looking for some favors from you, by showing their kind side or some generosity

He never took anyone for dinner and now he is taking you for meals. Beware of Greeks bearing gifts; he might be looking to take advantage from your inheritance.


This term was used by a roman writer, Virgil, to beware people. Greeks could not conquer Troy they left a giant wooden horse, as a gift for the Trojans. This gift was placed inside the city and out came the hidden Greek soldiers in the darkness of night. They easily defeated Trojans and successfully conquered troy.

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