reveal (one's) (true) colors

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reveal (one's) (true) colors

To reveal what one really believes, thinks, or wants; to act in accordance with one's real personality, character, or disposition. Primarily heard in US. Dave said all along that he only wanted this deal because it was in the company's best interest, but he revealed his true colors once he realized that he wouldn't get any special commission for his efforts. It's only in times of crisis that your friends will really reveal their colors.
See also: color, reveal
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WILL the Queen be today revealing her true colours ahead of the FA Cup final when she attends the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle just hours before United v Chelsea at Wembley?