British informal Have an impressive or sophisticated appearance which belies the fact that there is nothing to substantiate it: the government’s policies are all fur coat and no knickers
Más ejemplos en oraciones
- The parliament has already had advice sessions from the head of Glasgow Council's media relations, John Brown, on how to counter the image of being all fur coat and no knickers.
- We keep it real, they're all fur coat and no knickers (as the saying goes)
- But it was all fur coat and no knickers, lacking any real delight under the drama of its colouring.