false colours

false colours
A false pretence
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Main Entry:colour

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • False Colours — infobox Book | name = False Colours title orig = translator = image caption = author = Georgette Heyer cover artist = country = United Kingdom language = English series = genre = Regency, Romance publisher = Sourcebooks, Inc. release date = 1963 …   Wikipedia

  • false colours — /fɔls ˈkʌləz/ (say fawls kuluhz) plural noun 1. the flag of another country. 2. deceptive appearance; pretence. –phrase 3. fly (or sail under) false colours, a. (of a ship) to display, for purposes of deception, the flag of another country. b. to …   Australian English dictionary

  • sail under false colours — Someone who sails under false colours (colors) is hypocritical or pretends to be something they aren t in order to deceive people …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • under false colours — If someone does something under false colours/colors, they pretend to be something they are not in order to deceive people so that they can succeed …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • sail under false colours —    Someone who sails under false colours (colors) is hypocritical or pretends to be something they aren t in order to deceive people.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • under false colours —    If someone does something under false colours/colors, they pretend to be something they are not in order to deceive people so that they can succeed.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • sail under false colours — British & Australian, American & Australian to pretend to be something that you are not in order to deceive people. Lewis was sailing under false colours he never told her he was a journalist …   New idioms dictionary

  • Sail under false colours —   Someone who sails under false colours (colors) is hypocritical or pretends to be something they aren t in order to deceive people …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • Under false colours —   If someone does something under false colours/colors, they pretend to be something they are not in order to deceive people so that they can succeed …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • sail under false colours — To pretend to be what one is not • • • Main Entry: ↑sail …   Useful english dictionary

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