English version

there’s more to somebody/something than meets the eye

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthere’s more to somebody/something than meets the eyethere’s more to somebody/something than meets the eyeBETTERused to say that someone or something is more interesting, intelligent etc than they seem to be meet
Examples from the Corpus
there’s more to somebody/something than meets the eye"I didn't know he wrote poetry." "Yes -- he also does painting. There's more to him than meets the eye."It looks like a simple case of burglary, but there may be more to it than meets the eye.People think of Bradford as a dull industrial city, but there is more to it than meets the eye.
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