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
Meaning(s)
1) to say something that makes someone or something look good
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    • paint me in a good light to my boss
  • Analysis
     When you paint somebody or something in a good lightit 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)
    1. I hope he painted me in a good light to his family. I'm going to meet them for the first time on Friday.
    2. The way he behaved to the waitress in the restaurant didn't paint him in a good light.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. 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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