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not be as black as you are painted

old-fashioned offensive not to be as ​bad as ​people say you are
(Definition of not be as black as you are painted from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “not be as black as you are painted”
in Chinese (Simplified) 不像传说中那么坏…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不像傳說中那麼壞…
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