lone wolf

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - lone wolf

"lone wolf"

a person who prefers to live, act, or work alone or independent of other people


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - lone wolf

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  What's with your roommate? He spends most of his time in his room and he never comes to social gatherings.

Friend 2:  He's a really nice guy.  He'd give you the shirt off his back but he is a lone wolf.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - lone wolf

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Interesting that Shirley never has to attend staff meetings. Come to think of it, she always works alone and we almost never see her at any staff social functions. I'm pretty sure that she lives alone as well.

Colleague 2:  She is so good at her job that management allows her to be a lone wolf.

lone wolf - Usage:


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lone wolf - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for lone wolf.

lone wolf - Examples:

1)  Why Russian hackers, not a lone wolf, were likely behind the US Democrat breach.

2)  ... in coordination with each other in a bid to thwart any such attempt by a lone wolf terrorist.

3)  Mair is thought to have been a " lone wolf " rather than a representative of any organisation.

4)  Despite being a lone wolf for most of his career in politics, his influence on Indian politics has ...

5)  The pull of small groups is strong. So-called lone wolf sympathizers do not remain alone long, the study said.

6)  ... was not a lone wolf but part of a wider ring.

7)  Our research suggests that any online' lone wolf' actor will only truly be alone for short periods of time.

8)  ... any such lone wolf was likely either recently in an aggregate or will soon be in one.

9)  Within a team or as a lone wolf?

10)  So it seems he was indeed an unstable and conflicted lone wolf, and the connection with established Islamic terrorist organisations was tenuous and superficial.

11)  This is exactly the kind of target that a lone wolf without the resources of the organization would conduct.

12)  I am only referring to single or lone wolf attacks, not those in concert such as the Muslims convicted in Sydney and ...

13)  Are you a lone wolf or a collaborator?

14)  Scott describes his role as " a lone wolf, sort of the archetypal cowboy. He's a very mysterious character who ...

15)  Despite Coulson's best efforts, no one can seem to bring the lone wolf in.

16)  It's hard to survive as the lone wolf, we're all in this together.

17)  You can play a lone wolf approach or spotting for your teammates.

18)  If you are isolated, you're a lone wolf, and you don't have anybody to talk to that can churn inside.

19)  The problem is, Trump is a lone wolf. Many of his supporters seem more excited by style than by content.

20)  ... do it because he wants to do it himself. I think he enjoys the lone wolf aspect of his job as a superhero.