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Meaning of “scratch beneath the surface” in the English Dictionary

"scratch beneath the surface" in British English

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scratch beneath the surface

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