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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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Skipping across the stage in her glittery cropped trousers, T-shirt, super-spangly black sneakers and matching microphone, Lavigne performed all the hits Complicated, My Happy Ending, When You're Gone and tracks from her current album The Best Damn Thing.
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The new multimillion dollar addition to Dollywood, "the Showstreet area," gets a glittery makeover for the season, including a new "Holiday Harmonies" production in the Showstreet Palace.
In one her mother was ultra-glamorous, a Joan Collins, "beautiful and glittery.
Disney's other popular princesses such as Snow White and Sleeping Beauty also enjoy upgraded designs and fabrics, including glittery, character icon-bordered prints featuring themes and iconic art from the films (SRP $39.
But it's also a great chance to see the talent that's around us: those jobbing actors who don't make it onto that glittery A-list but who are nevertheless total masters of their craft.
As she was raised onto the stage on a glittery silver podium, Aguilera looked significantly heavier than the size four she had claimed to be.
First she pulls down the straps of her sheer gold, glittery leotard, then things get even hotter when a totally barenaked Bey frolics around in a cascading waterfall.
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