show through something

show through something
ˌshow ˈthrough | ˌshow ˈthrough sth derived
to be able to be seen behind or under sth else

The writing on the other side of the page shows through.

(figurative)

When he spoke, his bitterness showed through.

Veins showed through her pale skin.

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