extoll the virtues of (someone or something)

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extoll the virtues of (someone or something)

To highlight and praise the positive aspects of someone or something. My mother is always extolling the virtues of meditation, but it just doesn't do anything for me.
See also: extoll, of, virtue
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Barratt is keen to extoll the virtues of the large lounge and designer kitchen, the latter having top-of-therange units, oven, hob and extractor fan.