at first blush

adverb
as a first impression
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at first blush the offer seemed attractive

Syn: ↑when first seen

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at first blush phrase
when you first think about or see something

At first blush it looks like any other car.

Thesaurus: from or at the beginningsynonym
Main entry: blush

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at the first glimpse or impression

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at first blush — see first, 1
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Main Entry:blush
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at first blush (or at first glance also at first sight)
: when first seen or considered

At first blush, the proposal seems ridiculous.

It appears at first glance/sight to be a simple matter of hiring more people.

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Main Entry:first

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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