(one's) mask slips

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(one's) mask slips

One's true personality, agenda, or motivation has been revealed, which stands in contrast to what was presented to other people. Her masked slipped for just a moment, and everyone could see the contempt she really held for her audience.
See also: mask, slip
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By contrast, Pierce is doing a brilliant job of pretending to be the injured party - although his mask slips when he's with Martha.
Simon Dutton is wonderfully buttoned up as Jack, so that when his mask slips the shock is greater.
His mask slips, and the raw arrogance of the Tory media is let rip.