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sing the praises of



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  • sing someone's praises


sing the praises of

  1. (idiomatic) to commend someone's attributes to others
    • 1919, Saki, The Toys of Peace and Other Papers
      She is only coming to gloat over my bedraggled and flowerless borders and to sing the praises of her own detestably over-cultivated garden. I’m sick of being told that it’s the envy of the neighbourhood; it’s like everything else that belongs to her—her car, her dinner-parties, even her headaches, they are all superlative; no one else ever had anything like them.