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all that glistens is not gold

Things that have an outward appeal are often not as beautiful or valuable as they seem. I don't know if that necklace from the flea market will have the resale value you're anticipating. All that glistens is not gold, you know. A: "I want to grow up to be a movie star, then I won't have a care in the world!" B: "Just remember that all that glistens is not gold. The pressures of fame can be difficult."
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all that glitters is not gold

Things that have an outward appeal are often not as beautiful or valuable as they seem. I don't know if that necklace from the flea market will have the resale value you're anticipating. All that glitters is not gold, you know. A: "I want to grow up to be a movie star, then I won't have a care in the world!" B: "Just remember that all that glitters is not gold. The pressures of fame can be difficult."
See also: all, glitter, gold, not, that

All that glitters is not gold,

 and All that glistens is not gold.
Prov. Just because something looks attractive does not mean it is genuine or valuable. (Often said as a warning.) Hollywood may look like an exciting place to live, but I don't think you should move there. All that glitters is not gold. I know Susie is popular and pretty, but don't befooled by that. All that glitters is not gold.
See also: all, glitter, gold, not, that

glisten with something

to sparkle or shimmer with something. The trees glistened with a thin coating of ice from the freezing rain. Fran's eyes glistened with a few tears.
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all that glitters is not gold

Something attractive is not always what it seems, as in This house is really beautiful, but a close look will show dry rot near the foundation-all that glitters is not gold . Aesop stated the same idea in two of his fables (c. 600 b.c.), and a version close to the current wording appeared in 1175.
See also: all, glitter, gold, not, that

all that glitters is not gold

or

all that glistens is not gold

If you say all that glitters is not gold or all that glistens is not gold you mean that something or someone may not be as good or as valuable as they first appear. If these offers seem too good to be true, just remember that all that glitters is not gold and you would be well-advised to read the small print. Yes, he's good-looking and he has a nice lifestyle, but all that glistens is not gold.
See also: all, glitter, gold, not, that

all that glitters is not gold

the attractive external appearance of something is not a reliable indication of its true nature. proverb
See also: all, glitter, gold, not, that

ˌall that ˌglitters/ˌglistens/ˌglisters is not ˈgold

(saying) not everything that seems good, attractive, etc. is actually good, etc: Don’t imagine that because they are rich, they are happy. All that glitters is not gold.
The verbs in this idiom all mean ‘shine brightly’.
See also: all, glisten, glitter, gold, not, that
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No matter how high the heat, not a drop nor a drip nor a bead nor so much as the faintest glisten can be detected anywhere about her person," the reporter said.
The 140p-a-share offer has been backed by the UK company's board, but still requires the support of Glisten shareholders.
Glisten employs some 650 at eight plants across the UK.
Callard joined Glisten in December last year from Kerry Foods as MD for Dormen Foods.
This will operate alongside Glisten's Premium Confectionery Division (comprising Glisten Confectionery and Nimbus Foods Ltd) and Natural, Cereal & Fruit Snacks Division (which comprises Lyme Regis Fine Foods Ltd and Halo Foods Ltd).
Thomas Boyd / The Register-Guard Rain-wetted railroad tracks glisten as the sun peeks over the hills and a fog bank hangs over Oakridge, where the weather can change as quickly as the trains pass through town.
It's not very dark at all, so barely shows up if your skin has got some natural colour to it, and although it adds a slight glisten to your cheeks, it didn't have enough impact for my liking.
THE maker of Benecol yesterday unveiled plans to acquire snack food firm Glisten in a deal valuing the UK company at around pounds 19.
THE makers of Benecol yesterday unveiled plans to acquire snack food firm Glisten in a deal valuing the UK company at around pounds 19.
SNACK food firm Glisten said underlying profits slumped by 49% in the wake of difficult trading and accounting errors in one of its fruit and cereal businesses.
Glisten has extended its healthy snack brand, Fruitus with a range of chewy fruit bars aimed at adults as well as kids.
GLISTEN PLC 0113 218 1950 the fast-growing snack and confectionery group, announces that Angela Megson (48) has been appointed as an independent Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 July 2007.
The adventure begins in the rural town of El Calafate, where palatial glaciers and icebergs in Argentina's Patagonian region rise to unimaginable heights and glisten like blue diamonds.
The asphalt wavers with heat waves, hundreds of parked cars glisten like a aluminum boxes glazed with ice.
SNACKS and confectionery firm Glisten which has two sites in North Wales could be acquired by a Finnish-based company.