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Gary Glitter

The anus, when used in reference to anal sex. Primarily heard in US, Australia, South Africa.
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all that glitters is not gold

Things that have an outward appeal are often not as beautiful or valuable as they seem. I don't know if that necklace from the flea market will have the resale value you're anticipating. All that glitters is not gold, you know. A: "I want to grow up to be a movie star, then I won't have a care in the world!" B: "Just remember that all that glitters is not gold. The pressures of fame can be difficult."
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All that glitters is not gold,

 and All that glistens is not gold.
Prov. Just because something looks attractive does not mean it is genuine or valuable. (Often said as a warning.) Hollywood may look like an exciting place to live, but I don't think you should move there. All that glitters is not gold. I know Susie is popular and pretty, but don't befooled by that. All that glitters is not gold.
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glitter with something

 
1. to sparkle with something. Her earrings glittered with many tiny diamonds. The tree glittered with tiny ice crystals.
2. [for eyes] to shine with a strong emotion. Her eyes glittered with anger. The eyes of the great beast glittered with ravenous hunger.
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all that glitters is not gold

Something attractive is not always what it seems, as in This house is really beautiful, but a close look will show dry rot near the foundation-all that glitters is not gold . Aesop stated the same idea in two of his fables (c. 600 b.c.), and a version close to the current wording appeared in 1175.
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all that glitters is not gold

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all that glistens is not gold

If you say all that glitters is not gold or all that glistens is not gold you mean that something or someone may not be as good or as valuable as they first appear. If these offers seem too good to be true, just remember that all that glitters is not gold and you would be well-advised to read the small print. Yes, he's good-looking and he has a nice lifestyle, but all that glistens is not gold.
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all that glitters is not gold

the attractive external appearance of something is not a reliable indication of its true nature. proverb
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ˌall that ˌglitters/ˌglistens/ˌglisters is not ˈgold

(saying) not everything that seems good, attractive, etc. is actually good, etc: Don’t imagine that because they are rich, they are happy. All that glitters is not gold.
The verbs in this idiom all mean ‘shine brightly’.
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Create gifts tags and boxes with Glitter Print paper as well as dazzling wedding invitations, save the dates and other wedding decorations.
Watson's Edible Glitter is available in a wide range of colors including FD&C, non-FD&C colors (often referred to as "natural"), and EU colors.
In the case of Riddle's glitter bomb, no sender has been identified.
Glitter is the fourth high-profile scalp to be claimed by the Metropolitan Police's Operation Yewtree which has already seen former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis, children's entertainer Rolf Harris and PR Guru Max Clifford convicted of historic sexual offences.
Glitter was born Paul Gadd in Banbury, Oxfordshire, in 1944 and began his search for fame in his teenage years as a singer on the club circuit.
Yesterday 70-year-old Glitter was convicted at Southwark Crown Court in London of one count of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault, and one count of sexual intercourse with a girl under 13 - an offence which carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.
York & Chapel is delighted to work with Glitter Magazine to develop a robust media network capable of reaching this very important demographic and to do so using the right social and digital channels," says York & Chapel President, Dave Ho.
Glitter was charged with 10 offences against three girls, which arose from Operation Yewtree, the investigation set up in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal.
Glitter Designz, the online shopping store provides all answers to your need of renewing your wardrobe according to the season with its new range of Spring Summer Collection.
Thread another loop through and tape it (make sure the glitter is on the outside).
In 1989, Glitter posed for photographers wearing a Scottish football strip complete with tinsel around his ankles and shorts several sizes too small.
Mr Corker opposed the order saying Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, had had an "unfair trial" in Vietnam.
Shamed former glam rock star Glitter, 64, has three days to give police his permanent address, but officers are thought to be aware of his current whereabouts.
Glitter, aged 64, was expected to appear in court later today to be served an order which would effectively put him on the sex offenders' register for a second time.
Paedophile pop star Gary Glitter faced the prospect of being returned to Thailand after Chinese authorities last night refused to let him enter Hong Kong.