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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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Although the damage from glitter itself is unknown, he said, there is evidence that microplastics have the potential to have a negative impact on marine life.
Many brands are working towards removing microplastics to create more eco-friendly options like biodegradable glitter.
Glitter suffered a spectacular fall from grace in 1999 when he admitted possessing 4,000 child pornography images and was jailed for four months in 1999.
There are plenty of areas in your home where glitter wall paint will look good as an accent.
Each SKU is blended with between four and six different sizes, shapes and shades of glitter to create the ultimate glittering effect," says Chen.
Bearded Glitter, 64, faces claims that he preyed on the impressionable teenager as she played after school.
Neither Glitter nor his solicitor would say where the sex offender plans to live now he has reluctantly returned to Britain.
Glitter, 64, had repeatedly refused to return to Britain after Tuesday's release from prison in Vietnam, where he had been jailed for abusing two young girls.
The Foreign Office said Glitter declined to board the flight from Thailand and remained in transit, reportedly in a VIP area where travellers can rent small bedrooms airside at Bangkok airport.
A Our laboratory protocol regarding the finding of glitter cells and bacteria in the urine sediment, reports the number of white blood cells per high power field, and then comments that "glitter cells are present," if they are observed.
Glitter, 63, collapsed last Sunday in the Vietnam jail where he is serving three years for abusing young girls aged 11 and 12.
A VIETNAMESE court today convicted former British glam rocker Gary Glitter of molesting two underaged Vietnamese girls and sentenced him to three years in prison.
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FORMER rocker Gary Glitter paid pounds 2,200 to the families of Vietnamese girls of whom he is accused of sexually abusing, in exchange for their cooperation, his lawyer said today.