come across as (something) to (one)(redirected from come across as to them)
come across as (something) to (one)
To be viewed or interpreted by one in a particular way; to seem to be a particular way. Did I come across as confident to you when I made my speech? If she comes across as cold and uptight to you, don't worry—she's actually a very kind lady. His apology came across as insincere to me.
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