Show Your True Colors

Welcome to English in a minute!American English has a lot of color related idioms.Show your true colors.Did you hear kevin screaming at the new guy yesterday? Uh,yes,How could I not hear it?I had always thought kevin was so calm and so nice! I had,too.But then yesterday,he blew up when I asked him a simple question.I think our friend kevin is starting to show his true colors.A person who shows their true colors is revealing their real self to other.And usually ,what is revealed is not good.The saying comes from pirates.They would fly a flag suggesting their ship was friendly.But just as they got close enough to attack another ship,they would raise their pirate flag.And that’s English in a minute!

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