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all that glitters is not gold

Definition of all that glitters is not gold in English:

proverb The attractive external appearance of something is not a reliable indication of its true nature.
Example sentences
  • But all that glitters is not gold and even as the models flash the latest trends, scratch the surface and ‘the glamour, gloss and glaze’ is replaced by hard-core business and hard work.
  • Some of the actions of the party administration are beginning to show that all that glitters is not gold.
  • But in show business, all that glitters is not gold.
See parent entry: glitter

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