something deceptively attractive and promising in appearance
Fool's gold is the name popularly given to any yellow metal, such as pyrite or chalcopyrite that may be mistaken for gold.
2003 - Nation - Many good people have been euchred into falling for the current fool's gold - politicians and lobbyists calling for universal healthcare.
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a fool and his money are soon parted
a foolish person spends money carelessly and will soon be penniless – proverb
fools rush in where angels fear to tread
people without good sense or judgment will have no hesitation in tackling a situation that even the wisest would avoid – proverb
be no fool = be nobody’s fool
be a shrewd or prudent person
more fool you
used as an exclamation indicating that a specified person is unwise to behave in such a way.
2002 - Pride - Any self-respecting female should be wise enough to steer clear of Romeo rats and, if you don't, then more fool you.
there is no fool like an old fool
the foolish behavior of an older person seems especially foolish as they are expected to think and act more sensibly than a younger one - proverb
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