reveal

(redirected from revealed)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to revealed: Revealed Preference Theory

reveal (one's) (true) colors

To reveal what one really believes, thinks, or wants; to act in accordance with one's real personality, character, or disposition. Primarily heard in US. Dave said all along that he only wanted this deal because it was in the company's best interest, but he revealed his true colors once he realized that he wouldn't get any special commission for his efforts. It's only in times of crisis that your friends will really reveal their colors.
See also: color, reveal

reveal (one's) (true) stripes

To reveal what one really believes, thinks, or wants; to act in accordance with one's real personality, character, or disposition. (A less common variant of "show one's (true) colors.") Dave said all along that he only wanted this deal because it was in the company's best interest, but he revealed his true stripes once he realized that he wouldn't get any special commission for his efforts. It's only in times of crisis that your friends will really reveal their stripes.
See also: reveal, stripe

reveal someone or something to someone

to show or disclose someone or something to someone. The magician opened the door of the cabinet and revealed his assistant to the audience. I revealed my secret to no one. She stepped out from behind the tree and revealed herself to the hostess.
See also: reveal
References in periodicals archive ?
Dozens of new quasars revealed themselves, including the most distant one known (155: 57).
However, on October 6, 2005, defendants revealed for the first time that an internal reserve review conducted during the third quarter showed that Stone Energy would need to take significant downward revisions to the Company's previously reported reserves.
Physical examination revealed that he was a well-developed, well-nourished man with mild hoarseness.
criticizes the coral study, saying that the Barbados reefs may record local changes rather than the more pervasive ocean-wide conditions revealed by CLIMAP.
The blind survey of 200 small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) revealed that 75 percent of Xiotech's customers described themselves as being "extremely satisfied" with their current solution and that fewer than 10 percent (7 percent) expected to change vendors when next upgrading.
Our clinical examination revealed that his inferior turbinates had hypertrophied (figure 1, A).
Galileo revealed a similarly low concentration on the western part of the far side.
Further, the joint study revealed that the role of the CMO is poorly defined at an alarming number of companies, and that companies expect marketing to provide measurable outcomes such as return on investment (ROI), but current metrics are not up to the task.
Clinical examination revealed that the diffuse swelling measured 5 x 4 cm and involved the orbit (figure 1).
The ground-based images also revealed an atmospheric "hood" over Neptune's south pole.
This new information was revealed by analyzing data collected by SCS in 2002 and reprocessed recently, revealing more clearly these massive structures along the ancient shelf.
Pathology had revealed nodular hyperplasia in the fight lobe of the thyroid, and follicular adenoma with areas of severe acute and chronic inflammation and foci of abscesses in the left lobe.
An audiogram revealed a mild to severe conductive hearing loss.
The follow-up study revealed that 69 percent of American workers are not changing their financial strategy because the U.
On our examination, laryngovideostroboscopy revealed immobility of the left true vocal fold (figure 1).