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have feet of clay

to have a bad quality that you keep hidden: Some of the greatest geniuses in history had feet of clay.
Translations of “have feet of clay”
in Chinese (Traditional) 有不為人知的缺點…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有不为人知的缺点…
(Definition of have feet of clay from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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