"Nie taki diabeł straszny, jak go malują"

English translation: the devil’s not so black as he’s painted

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Polish term or phrase:\"Nie taki diabeł straszny, jak go malują\"
English translation:the devil’s not so black as he’s painted
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19:50 Dec 21, 2010
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Polish term or phrase: "Nie taki diabeł straszny, jak go malują"
Poszukuję odpowiednika tego przysłowia. Jeden z internetowych słowników podaje: "The bigger they are, the harder they fall" ale wydaje mi się, że ten odpowiednik jednak nie oddaje sensu polskiego przysłowia.
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the devil’s not so black as he’s painted


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The devil is not so black as he is painted

The devil is not so bad as his picture

"Early American proverbs and proverbial phrases" by Bartlett Jere Whiting - http://goo.gl/y9wQ9 - page 104

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