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Gary Glitter

The anus, when used in reference to anal sex. Primarily heard in US, Australia, South Africa.
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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."
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glitter with (something)

To shimmer or twinkle with something. Katie's engagement ring looked especially stunning as it glittered with sunlight. The front of the costume glittered with crystals. Lydia's eyes glittered with emotion as she listened to the toast in her honor.
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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.
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glitter with something

 
1. to sparkle with something. Her earrings glittered with many tiny diamonds. The tree glittered with tiny ice crystals.
2. [for eyes] to shine with a strong emotion. Her eyes glittered with anger. The eyes of the great beast glittered with ravenous hunger.
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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.
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all that glitters is not gold

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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.
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all that glitters is not gold

the attractive external appearance of something is not a reliable indication of its true nature. proverb
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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’.
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all that glitters is not gold

Appearances can be deceiving. A proverbial saying since the late Middle Ages, it appears in numerous languages to this day. O. Henry wrote a story entitled “The Gold That Glittered,” and two other writers observed in addition that “all isn’t garbage that smells.”
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"Kira-kira" is a word taught by Lynn to Katie; it means "glitteringly beautiful," and Katie struggles to keep this joy of life even after Lynn's death.
It can't be easy and checking into London's glitteringly pretentious Sanderson Hotel, only to be enticed from your room by the sounds of Paul McCartney and other A-listers enjoying Kevin Spacey's party, was a bold move for someone trying to go on the wagon.
Like many playwrights, I find the film world at once starkly inhospitable and glitteringly alluring.
As woman, Plath the mirror is the strict and tightly disciplined achiever who glitteringly fulfilled all expectations, a perfect mirror of acquired parental and social standards of elegance, beauty and achievement--the persona that emitted what Lowell called "the checks and courtesies," her "air of maddening docility," and what Alvarez called an "air of anxious pleasantness" (qtd.
No one could begrudge the fact that Andrew slipped a track of his own on to the disc - a highly individual, glitteringly beautiful instrumental called Gilded Urdu - under the pseudonym The Paganisers.
After Tim Baker's glitteringly sumptuous Midsummer Night's Dream, Philip Breen's production of Measure For Measure in a more muted key is a sharp and interesting contrast.
Chronicling the transformation of a load of lead footed B-listers into top notch ballroom performers, this glitteringly camp competition captivates the nation.
Long before Alex Ferguson, the command for football to be played with excitement by glitteringly gifted individuals was Matt's mantra.
Capping the current legit season, the Ford Center opening proved less glitteringly Hollywood, but more eclectically Gotham than the "Producers" preem two weeks earlier.
Instead Steinbacher launched into a glitteringly martial showpiece without announcing its provenance.
The WRU, being an understanding sort of employer, let him break his contract and gave him a glitteringly golden handshake.
Although technically demanding for the piano soloist - and Javier Perianes was glitteringly up to the task - it is not a concerto in form or scale.
Laura said: "I'd set my heart on mosaic tiles, particularly the metallic ones which I'd seen looking glitteringly glamorous in the shop's window display.