Meaning of “sb's mask slips” in the English Dictionary

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"sb's mask slips" in British English

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sb's mask slips

If someone's mask slips, they do something that suddenly shows their real character, when they have been pretending to be a different, usually nicer, type of person.

(Definition of “sb's mask slips” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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