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English definition of “scratch beneath the surface”

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scratch beneath the surface

to look further than what is obvious: If you scratch beneath the surface you'll find she's really a very nice person.
Translations of “scratch beneath the surface”
in Chinese (Traditional) 透過表面觀察事物…
in Chinese (Simplified) 透过表面观察事物…
(Definition of scratch beneath the surface from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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