English Idioms

english idioms


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  • In the proverb "Fine words dress ill deeds.":
    fine words = nice words, elegant speech
    deed = notable achievement, act, action
    ill deed = bad action, wrong behaviour
    to dress sthg(transitive verb) = to put an outfit on sthg, to cover with clothes.

    According to that saying, bad deeds appear as disguised in elegant events.

    I think it's sometimes true, notably with politics.

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