a good / fair face needs no paint
/ɐ ɡˈʊd fˈɛɹ fˈeɪs nˈiːdz nˈoʊ pˈeɪnt/
used to imply that a person's true beauty lies in their virtues, personality, and inner qualities, which surpass the need for external enhancements
a fair face may hide a foul heart
/ɐ fˈɛɹ fˈeɪs mˈeɪ hˈaɪd ɐ fˈaʊl hˈɑːɹt/
used to warn that appearances can be deceiving, so it is important to look beyond a person's outward appearance or charm to understand their true character or intentions
a monkey in silk is a monkey no less
/ɐ mˈʌnki ɪn sˈɪlk ɪz ɐ mˈʌnki nˈoʊ lˈɛs/
used to say that external appearances or material possessions do not change one's true nature or inherent qualities
every couple is not a pair
/ˈɛvɹi kˈʌpəl ɪz nˌɑːɾə pˈɛɹ/
used to suggest that people's lives and relationships may appear better or more ideal from a distance, but the reality may be different when seen up close
outside noisy, inside empty
/aʊtsˈaɪd nˈɔɪzi ɪnsˈaɪd ˈɛmpti/
used to imply the importance of a rich inner life for true satisfaction, as external success cannot guarantee inner fulfillment, and even the successful may feel empty or unhappy
shallow streams make most din
/ʃˈæloʊ stɹˈiːmz mˌeɪk mˈoʊst dˈɪn/
used to suggest that those who make the most noise or attract the most attention may not have much depth or substance to their words or actions
still waters run deep
/stˈɪl wˈɔːɾɚz ɹˈʌn dˈiːp/
used to imply that people or things that appear calm or unremarkable on the surface may actually have great depth or complexity
you can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig
/juː kæn pˌʊt lˈɪpstɪk ˌɑːn ɐ pˈɪɡ bˌʌt ɪt ɪz stˈɪl ɐ pˈɪɡ/
used to convey the idea that no matter how much one tries to disguise or enhance the appearance of something or someone, their true nature or essence remains unchanged
all are not thieves that dogs bark at
/ˈɔːl ɑːɹ nˌɑːt θˈiːvz ðæt dˈɑːɡz bˈɑːɹk æt/
used to imply that people should not be judged solely based on accusations or appearances, and that it's important to assess the facts and evidence before making any conclusions
the bait hides / covers the hook
/ðə bˈeɪt hˈaɪdz kˈʌvɚz ðə hˈʊk/
used to warn that people or situations may be deliberately deceptive, and that it is important to be cautious and discerning in order to avoid being taken advantage of or harmed
bitter pills may / can have blessed / sweet / wholesome effects
/bˈɪɾɚ pˈɪlz mˈeɪ mˌaɪt kæn hæv blˈɛst swˈiːt hˈoʊlsʌm ɪfˈɛkts/
used to imply that sometimes unpleasant experiences or difficult decisions may have positive or beneficial outcomes over time
cold hands, warm heart
/kˈoʊld hˈændz wˈɔːɹm hˈɑːɹt/
used to suggest that people should not judge others based solely on their outward demeanor or behavior, as someone who appears cold or distant may actually be warm and caring
everyone's faults are not written in / on their forehead
/ˈɛvɹɪwˌʌnz fˈɑːlts ɑːɹ nˌɑːt ɹˈɪʔn̩ ɪn ðɛɹ fˈɔːɹhɛd/
used to imply that people should not be judged or criticized based solely on their external appearance or behavior, as underlying factors may not be immediately apparent
not think there are no crocodiles (just) because the water is calm
/nˌɑːt θˈɪŋk ðɛɹˌɑːɹ nˈoʊ kɹˈɑːkədˌaɪlz dʒˈʌst bɪkˈʌz ðə wˈɔːɾɚɹ ɪz kˈɑːm/
used to emphasize that even in seemingly safe situations, people should be aware of potential dangers and threats
the lion is not so fierce, as he (too) is painted
/ðə lˈaɪən ɪz nˌɑːt sˌoʊ fˈɪɹs æz hiː tˈuː ɪz pˈeɪntᵻd/
use to imply that appearances or reputations can be deceiving and should not be relied upon to judge someone or something's true character or abilities
Langeek no picture


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