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You can't tell a book by its cover

This page is about the saying "You can't tell a book by its cover"

Possible meaning:
You cannot judge what something or someone is like by looking at the exterior.

tell (verb) = judge | cover (noun) = thick, protective outer part of a book | Also found in other forms, such as: "Don't judge a book by its cover."

Quick Quiz

If "you can't tell a book by its cover", you can't judge a person by

a. marrying them

b. looking at their clothes

c. getting to know them
a) marrying them b) looking at their clothes c) getting to know them

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Contributor: Josef Essberger