someone's mask slips


someone's mask slips
(someone's) mask slips if someone's mask slips, they do something which shows people their real personality, when they have been pretending to be a different, usually nicer, type of person.

His mask had suddenly slipped, and she saw him as the angry and cruel man that he really was.


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