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be not just a pretty face

To have distinguishing achievements, intelligence, skills, or abilities beyond what was or may have been assumed. Primarily heard in UK. Sure I know how to fix your computer. I'm not just a pretty face, you know! A: "I didn't know Jerry had a PhD in engineering." B: "I guess he's not just a pretty face."
See also: face, just, not, pretty

not just a pretty face

Having distinguishing achievements, intelligence, skills, or abilities beyond what was or may have been assumed. Although the opposite of the phrase ("just a pretty face") always indicates physical attractiveness, this version primarily emphasizes a person's contributions, with the assertion of attractiveness often being intended as humorous. Sure, I know how to fix your computer. I'm not just a pretty face, you know! Bob: "I didn't know Jerry had a PhD in engineering." Dave: "I guess he's not just a pretty face."
See also: face, just, not, pretty

not just a pretty face

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not just another pretty face

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If you say that someone is not just a pretty face or not just another pretty face, you mean that they are intelligent as well as attractive. Diane is not just a pretty face, she is training to be a barrister. She's not just another pretty face. The model makes her living these days as a highly regarded personal fitness trainer
See also: face, just, not, pretty