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show through

Definition of show through in English:

(Of one’s real feelings) be revealed inadvertently.
Example sentences
  • Leftists everywhere always claim to be on the side of ‘the little guy’ but every so often their real contempt for the little guy shows through.
  • The determination of these people shows through despite the emotional turmoil to which the government is subjecting them.
  • Mr McDonald added: ‘The quality and commitment of our staff shows through.’
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