- The overall impression about her is moody and rural.
- The first impression must be the best impression.
Please correct all.
- The overall impression about her is that she is moody and [b]rural/b.
(I presume you mean ‘rustic’. If so, I’m afraid both - moody and rustic - are a bit derogatory)
- The first impression must be the best impression. (Okay)
(‘The first impression is the best impression’ is a saying, as you know)
- As Anglophile indicates.
- I don’t understand this at all.
It is a saying like ‘well begun is half done’. I am not sure if it is InE.
‘The first impression must be the best impression’ is not a saying, though.
Yes, most usually, sayings are in the present simple except the ones such as ‘Rome was not built in a day’.
So I still don’t understand Allifathima’s statement.
The expression that seems to be in the air is - First impressions count.