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show sb in their true colours

to show what someone's ​realcharacter is, ​especially when it is ​unpleasant
(Definition of show sb in their true colours from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “show sb in their true colours”
in Chinese (Simplified) 显露(某人)的真面目…
in Chinese (Traditional) 顯露(某人)的真面目…
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