1. He looks strong but he's actually strong on the outside and weak on the inside. He gets sick all the time.2. This team looks promising but didn't even make the first round. They have the looks but they don't have skills.
strong on the outside and weak on the inside有時候指虛有其表, 有時候可以逐字翻譯, 如例句.
1. 他看起來很強壯事實上只是外強中乾罷了, 他常常生病.2. 這個隊伍看起來很強, 沒想到比賽第一輪就淘汰了, 真是外強中乾.
The army ainted the rebels into a corner, leaving them no choice but to fight.