flash as a rat with a gold tooth
Ostentatious, showy and a bit too flashily dressed. This phrase is used only of a man, and implies that although he may be well-dressed and well-groomed, there is also something a bit dodgy about him. In spite of a superficial smartness, he is not to be trusted. In spite of the gold tooth, he is still a rat.

Australian idioms. 2014.

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