be all fur coat and no knickers

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be all fur coat and no knickers

To be attractive on the surface but lack substance underneath. I thought David and I would really get along well, but we had nothing to talk about at dinner—he's all fur coat and no knickers. Our new boss sounded like she had a lot of good ideas for the department, but it turns out she's all fur coat and no knickers.
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be all fur coat and no knickers

  (humorous)
to look attractive but not really be very interesting or of good quality When he took over as chairman we discovered he was all fur coat and no knickers.
See also: all, and, coat, fur, knickers