English translation: to see the true nature/essense of
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Asker: Jonathan, so "it" has a touch (may be slight) of negative (not pleasant) meaning ? Thanks
Asker: Thank you and the collegues who shared your opinion ! Have a Good Year ! Actually in my case the phrase relates to a passage (from a sermon) about overcoming the lie, but as follows from the comments and the votes here it doesn't bear any emphatical "load". Just neutral "opposition" to self-deception. Thanks a lot :)
Asker: err.coor.: colleagues, sorry
1 min confidence: peer agreement (net): +14
to see smth for what it is
to see the true nature/essense of the object/person/event
Explanation: Can apply to a variety of things.
Mark Berelekhis United States Local time: 21:31 Works in field Native speaker of: Russian, English PRO pts in category: 34