an individual's true character as opposed to what might be portrayed
He is the author of several books, including true colors: The Real Life of the Art World.
In this episode of “Lie Witness News,” Jimmy Kimmel exposes their true colors.
The Muslim Brotherhood is showing the world its true colors.
Although not stopped everywhere, exposing the true colors of the BDS movement generated a series of setbacks to their efforts.
Of course it is impossible to paint in true colors the events of those years.
Pretty soon the time for my train drew near, and then the little wanderer displayed himself in his true colors.
The Colonel was not yet ready to appear under his true colors.
When the fugitives reached Greenwich—Stukeley stood up and appeared in his true colors.
Virginia is red and white, and red again,—true colors of the Confederacy.
No sooner were the ceremonies of the wedding over but the mother-in-law began to show herself in her true colors.