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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.
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mask something out

to conceal or cover part of something from view. The trees masked the city dump out, so it could not be seen from the street. The trees masked out the dump.
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System control functionality includes an IRQ interface, general purpose I/O pins, fan control with two tachometers and independently programmable pulse width modulators, maskable hardware wake-up events, and a System Management Bus (SMBus) interface.
The CoreAI offers ADC conversion controlled by CoreMP7 and an APB slave interface with 8- or 16-bit width and 14 maskable interrupt sources.
System control functionality includes an IRQ interface and ACPI embedded controller interface, general purpose I/O pins, fan control with two tachometers and independently programmable pulse width modulators, maskable hardware wake-up events, and a System Management Bus (SMBus) interface.
The LPC47S45x also includes system control functionality such as parallel to serial IRQ conversion circuitry, an X-Bus interface for System Management Controller, general purpose I/O pins, and maskable hardware wake-up events.
Other features include an embedded CDR unit that is compliant with SONET/SDH jitter requirements, plus alarm indicators, status monitoring and error counters, all using maskable interrupts for each of the status indications.