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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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Thompson told the Independent that he was "quite concerned" after someone purchased glitter shower gel for his two daughters, saying: "That stuff is going to escape down the plughole and potentially enter the environment.
Many brands are working towards removing microplastics to create more eco-friendly options like biodegradable glitter.
We've avoided microplastics by switching to synthetic mica and mineral glitter, as well as natural starch-based lusters," Lush's (https://www.
Each SKU is blended with between four and six different sizes, shapes and shades of glitter to create the ultimate glittering effect," says Chen.
Milani Cosmetics' latest collection of products, set to debut in January 2011, includes One Coat Glitter Specialty Nail Lacquer in five shades, and Jewel FX Specialty Nail Lacquer, which also features a glittery look.
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.
4 FOR a sparkle to last all night, Hard Candy have Bling Bling - a glitter and base.