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English definition of “not be as black as you are painted”

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not be as black as you are painted

old-fashioned offensive not to be as bad as people say you are
Translations of “not be as black as you are painted”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不像傳說中那麼壞…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不像传说中那么坏…
(Definition of not be as black as you are painted from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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