Show (one’s) true colours

Do you know the English expression “to show (one’s) true colours“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Carla: How did your meeting with the boss go?

Rebecca: Badly. He showed his true colours when he started saying bad things about everyone.

Does it mean:

a) show (one’s) good side

b) show (one’s) real character

c) show (one’s) favourite colour

d) get angry

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: b) show (one’s) real character