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false impression

This page is about the collocation false impression

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

a misleading or incorrect image

For example

  • American movies often give a false impression of what life's like for most Americans.

  • News reports created the impression that we were winning the war, but that impression was false.

Quick Quiz

People can create a false impression in order to

a. improve their facial features

b. hide the truth about themselves

c. impress people with their acting ability

Contributor: Matt Errey