since 1997, the world's premier FREE website for learners + teachers of English

Things are not always what they seem

This page is about the saying "Things are not always what they seem"

Possible interpretation:
Things may look like one thing but be another thing. This saying is often applied to situations, not just things or people.

seem (verb): give the impression of having a particular quality

Quick Quiz:

"Things are not always what they seem" because they

a. are always unseemly

b. always deceive you

c. sometimes deceive you

Saying of the Day

This entry is in the following categories:

Contributor: Josef Essberger