以貌取人
yǐ mào qǔ rén
'Select people according to their appearance', predict a person's qualities by his (or her) looks, select a person based on his or her physical appearance.
一表人才
yī biǎo réncái
'One look – person of talent', a person with good looks and impressive appearance.
心宽体胖
xīn kuān tǐ pán
'Open heart, comfortable body', a broad-minded heart and a serene appearance; a happy, carefree heart (which can make a person gain weight).
虚有其表
xū yǒu qí biǎo
'Empty has its appearance', impressive appearance but empty substance, someone who looks good but doesn't have a good or interesting heart.
貌如其心
mào rú qí xīn
'Appearance like the heart', an appearance which suits the heart; a person which is kind and sincere both in his (or her) appearance and in his heart and deeds.
绵里藏针
mián lǐ cáng zhēn
'Needles stored inside cotton', kind and gentle appearance, yet a spiteful and rigid heart.
厚貌深情
hòu mào shēnqíng
'Sincere appearance, profound feelings', an honest and sincere appearance, though a unpredictable, hard-to-grasp heart.


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