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butter wouldn't melt in sb's mouth

used to say that someone looks as if they would never do anything wrongPerfect and faultlessUnspoilt
Translations of “butter wouldn't melt in sb's mouth”
in Chinese (Traditional) (某人)裝老實相…
in Russian выглядеть тихоней…
in Turkish masummuş gibi görünmek, kendini çok iyi gizleyebilmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) (某人)装老实相…
in Polish ktoś by muchy nie tknął, ktoś ma minę niewiniątka…
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