all fur coat and no knickers


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all fur coat and no knickers

Good-looking on the surface but lacking substance underneath. I thought David and I would really get along well, but we had nothing to talk about at dinner—he's really 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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CAMERA FLASH Kate was all fur coat and no knickers on fashion shoot this week.
And unlike Stone, who bared all in Basic Instinct, it's good to see that our Ger's not all fur coat and no knickers.