Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
paint (somebody/something) in a good light
paint somebody in a good lightpaint something in a good light
1) to say something that makes someone or something look good
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paint me in a good light to my boss
When youpaint somebody or something in a good light, it means you have positive things to say about them which form a good opinion of them in another person's mind. This expression has a positive connotation and is used in professional and social contexts.
Social Examples (Basic)
I hope hepainted me in a good lightto his family. I'm going to meet them for the first time on Friday.
The way he behaved to the waitress in the restaurant didn't paint him in a good light.
Professional Examples (Basic)
I'm delighted to meet you. My colleagues have painted you in a very good light and I think you will have lots to bring to the table here.
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