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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.
Translations of “see sb's true colours”
in Chinese (Traditional) 看清(某人)的真面目…
in Chinese (Simplified) 看清(某人)的真面目…
(Definition of see sb's true colours from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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