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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 glistens 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 glistens 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 glistens is not gold. The pressures of fame can be difficult."
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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 glistens/glitters is not gold.

  (British, American & Australian) also All that glisters is not gold. (British literary)
something that you say to warn someone that sometimes people or things that appear attractive have no real value This film has an all-star cast, but all that glisters is not gold. It fails because of its weak story.
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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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At time of going to press, Glitter was reportedly finally on a plane heading for the UK.
So, Glitter bought an economy ticket, only to be upgraded by Thai Airways anyway.
However, the next disastrous instalment of the Gary Glitter debate can be directly attributed to the culture of spin in Gordon Brown's supposedly spin-free administration.
In so doing, she was clambering aboard the Glitter bandwagon.
This prompted Glitter, who had said he wanted to come to the UK to avail himself of NHS heart treatment, to change his mind.
Without the opportunity to pop on a plane with a new pacemaker, or an overhead locker full of free pills whenever he fancied it, Glitter didn't like the idea of returning to Britain.
If only she had waited until Glitter was in the air, police could then have nabbed him at Heathrow.
For a while we had a stand-off, with Glitter refusing to budge from Bangkok, until Thai pressure persuaded him to agree to go back to the UK.
GLITTER is not something you can sport every day - your boss just wouldn't wear it.
Well relax, you don't have to go mad with the shimmer products - little and often that's the trick to good glitter.
4 FOR a sparkle to last all night, Hard Candy have Bling Bling - a glitter and base.
After years of tabloid gossip, All That Glitters Is Not Gold gives a fresh and true perspective of the real woman who is Marla Maples.