what you see is what you get

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The image corresponds to the reality.

Etymology:

  • Originally a humorous allusion to a catchphrase popularized by comedian Flip Wilson on US TV in the 1960s.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

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what you see is what you getThe screen image resembles the printed output.
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    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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