Meaning of “see sb's true colours” in the English Dictionary

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"see sb's true colours" in British English

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see sb's true colours

to see someone's real character for the first time, especially when it is unpleasant:

It was only when they started to work together that she began to see his true colours.

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

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