looks can be deceiving/deceptive

idiom

used to say that something can be very different from how it seems or appears to be
The restaurant doesn't look very appealing, but looks can be deceiving/deceptive.

Dictionary Entries Near looks can be deceiving/deceptive

look round

looks can be deceiving/deceptive

look-see

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“Looks can be deceiving/deceptive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/looks%20can%20be%20deceiving%2Fdeceptive. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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