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at first blush

Definition of at first blush in English:

At the first glimpse or impression: his next decision was at first blush disconcerting
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  • Now, of course, the American public, as I think probably reacting fairly intelligently, putting it into a larger context, and does not seem at first blush to be absolutely taken aback and shocked.
  • She continued, ‘It certainly looks to the court, at first blush, that this was a deliberate concealment of information.’
  • It can indeed be rational to be resentful of, say, the cosmic pay scales of CEOs, or the passing on of massive inherited wealth - even if these don't appear at first blush to be any of your business.
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