skin deep

skin-deep

[skin-deep]
adjective
1.
superficial or slight; not profound or substantial: Their sincerity is only skin-deep.
adverb
2.
slightly; superficially: He went into the subject only skin-deep.

Origin:
1605–15

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skin-deep
 
adj
1.  superficial; shallow
 
adv
2.  superficially

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skin deep

see beauty is only skin deep.

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