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Hi Friends,
What is the meaning of "from cropping to the surface" in text bellow:

The expected patterns of our lives are not just intended to produce familiarity, but to prevent truths with which it is hard to live from cropping to the surface.

It sounds idiom that I don't know its meaning.
Would you help me?
Thanks

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cropping to ~ coming to ~ appearing on

The grammar is

prevent X from -ing

It's not an idiom. It's the normal use of the verb 'prevent'.

CJ

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anonymousIt sounds idiom that I don't know its meaning.

It's not an idiom. It's a merger of two common expressions - "crop up" (which means to occur/appear suddenly/unexpectedly) and "come to the surface" (which means to emerge or become apparent/visible/obvious).

[ cross-posted with CJ]