be more than just a pretty face

be more than just a pretty face

To have distinguishing achievements, intelligence, skills, or abilities beyond what was or may have been assumed. (The assertion that someone is also very attractive is sometimes meant to be humorous rather than literal.) Yeah, I know how to fix your computer. I'm more than just a pretty face, you know! A: "I didn't know Jerry had a PhD in engineering." B: "I guess he's more than just a pretty face."
See also: face, just, more, pretty

more than just a pretty face

Having distinguishing achievements, intelligence, skills, or abilities beyond what was or may have been assumed. (The assertion that someone is also very attractive is sometimes meant to be humorous rather than literal.) Yeah, I know how to fix your computer. I'm more than just a pretty face, you know! The actor was a teen heartthrob when he was younger, but he has a PhD in engineering now. I guess he's become more than just a pretty face.
See also: face, just, more, pretty
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