sail under false colours

sail under false colours
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  • sail under false colours — Someone who sails under false colours (colors) is hypocritical or pretends to be something they aren t in order to deceive people …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • sail under false colours — To pretend to be what one is not • • • Main Entry: ↑sail …   Useful english dictionary

  • sail under false colours —    Someone who sails under false colours (colors) is hypocritical or pretends to be something they aren t in order to deceive people.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • sail under false colours — British & Australian, American & Australian to pretend to be something that you are not in order to deceive people. Lewis was sailing under false colours he never told her he was a journalist …   New idioms dictionary

  • Sail under false colours —   Someone who sails under false colours (colors) is hypocritical or pretends to be something they aren t in order to deceive people …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • false colours — /fɔls ˈkʌləz/ (say fawls kuluhz) plural noun 1. the flag of another country. 2. deceptive appearance; pretence. –phrase 3. fly (or sail under) false colours, a. (of a ship) to display, for purposes of deception, the flag of another country. b. to …  

  • sail — 1 verb 1 (intransitive always +adv/prep) to travel across an area of water in a boat or ship: the first Europeans to sail across the Atlantic | Three tall ships sailed past. 2 (I, T) to direct or control the movement of a boat or ship: The… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • false — adjective 1 UNTRUE a statement, story, etc that is false is completely untrue: Please decide whether the following statements are true or false. | false accusations 2 WRONG based on incorrect information or ideas: I don t want to give you any… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • With flying colours — A ship in harbor, flying its flags. With flying colours is a popular proverbial phrase of the English language. The phrase s origins relate to ship flags. Contents 1 History …   Wikipedia

  • Richard Woodman — (1944 ) is an English novelist and naval historian who retired in 1997 from a 37 year nautical career, mainly working for Trinity House, to write full time. His main work is 14 volumes about the career of Nathaniel Drinkwater, and shorter series… …   Wikipedia

  • Richard Woodman — (* 1944 in London) ist ein britischer Schriftsteller marinehistorischer Romane. Am bekanntesten dürfte seine Romanserie um Nat Drinkwater sein. Bereits im Alter von 16 Jahren fuhr Woodman als Kadett zur See. Nachdem er sich zum… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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