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English definition of “see sb's true colours”

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.Understanding and comprehending
(Definition of see sb's true colours from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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