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clothes make the man

You can judge a man's character based on his clothing and appearance. I'm not surprised John was fired for cause—he never dressed professionally, and the clothes make the man. You really need to get some better work clothes before starting this new job. The clothes make the man, you know
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Clothes make the man.

Prov. People will judge you according to the way you dress. Jim was always careful about how he dressed. He believed that clothes make the man.
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clothes make the man

People say clothes make the man to mean that dressing well helps people to be successful. The lawyer was wearing a stylish blue suit. Clothes make the man, Wade thought.
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Yet higher then thir tops The verdurous wall of Paradise up sprung: Which to our general Sire gave prospect large Into his neather Empire neighbouring round.
I sail Between two banks, where heavy boughs enlace, Whose verdurous luxuriance wakes once more My many griefs.