be as black as are is painted


be as black as are is painted
(not) be as black as (you) are/it is painted if people or situations are not as black as they are painted, they are not as bad as people say they are.

I've met him a few times. He's not as black as he's painted.


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  • not be as black as are is painted — (not) be as black as (you) are/it is painted if people or situations are not as black as they are painted, they are not as bad as people say they are. I ve met him a few times. He s not as black as he s painted …   New idioms dictionary

  • be as black as it is painted — (not) be as black as (you) are/it is painted if people or situations are not as black as they are painted, they are not as bad as people say they are. I ve met him a few times. He s not as black as he s painted …   New idioms dictionary

  • not be as black as you are is painted — (not) be as black as (you) are/it is painted if people or situations are not as black as they are painted, they are not as bad as people say they are. I ve met him a few times. He s not as black as he s painted …   New idioms dictionary

  • be as black as you are is painted — (not) be as black as (you) are/it is painted if people or situations are not as black as they are painted, they are not as bad as people say they are. I ve met him a few times. He s not as black as he s painted …   New idioms dictionary

  • not be as black as it is painted — (not) be as black as (you) are/it is painted if people or situations are not as black as they are painted, they are not as bad as people say they are. I ve met him a few times. He s not as black as he s painted …   New idioms dictionary

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