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on the face of it

when first considered: The story seems simple on the face of it, but it’s really pretty complicated.
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on the face of it

C2 used when you are describing how a situation seems on the surface: On the face of it, it seems like a bargain, but I bet there are hidden costs.
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Translations of “on the face of it”
in Chinese (Simplified) 从表面看, 乍看起来…
in Chinese (Traditional) 從表面看, 乍看起來…
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