Definition of all that glitters is not gold in English:

all that glitters is not gold

phrase

proverb
  • The attractive external appearance of something is not a reliable indication of its true nature.

    • ‘He is still young and the opportunities might look lucrative, but he should be reminded that all that glitters is not gold.’
    • ‘Some of the actions of the party administration are beginning to show that all that glitters is not gold.’
    • ‘It may be fake because all that glitters is not gold.’
    • ‘But all that glitters is not gold and even as the models flash the latest trends, scratch the surface and ‘the glamour, gloss and glaze’ is replaced by hard-core business and hard work.’
    • ‘Yet, in many cases, all that glitters is not gold.’
    • ‘Celluloid dreams, heroes and heroines, get real with compassionate message, as who else know best that all that glitters is not gold.’
    • ‘But in show business, all that glitters is not gold.’