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give color to (something)

1. To add flourish or provide an interesting accompaniment to something. Idioms and metaphors are just some of the things that give color to language.
2. To embellish or exaggerate something so as to give it the appearance of truth, credibility, or plausibility. The defendant even bought used tickets to give color to his story of being at the opera when the murder took place.
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The scientists found variations in 10 genes associated with the body's immune response in people with vitiligo, saying that although immunity is a good thing, cells that guard the body apparently become too aggressive, killing pigment-producing cells called melanocytes that give colour to skin.
Answering to a question, he said, efforts are being made to give colour of ongoing terrorists activities as sectarianism but we with the support of masses would not allow them to succeed in their nefarious aims.
With the current trend for new gardens to be small, the plantings demonstrated how certain plants must now work harder to give colour in that limited space.
THE eye-catching, star-shaped flowers of Kaffir lilies, Schizotylis coccinea, give colour when many late-summer flowers are coming to an end.
They give colour but more importantly help sweet up your lips, lassies.
For example, white flowers look great in low evening light and bulbs can give colour even in the winter months.
The garden was planted with flowers guaranteed to give colour throughout the year.
Will Williams, of Pwllheli, splutters: ``The sickening quality of colour pictures in the Daily Post makes me ask, should they not give colour a rest for a few years?
They give colour to our high streets and provide jobs for so many people.
I also use lots of variegated leaves, such as purple acers, to give colour.
BRIGHT Michaelmas daisies (left) show up powerfully in pots and give colour through to November.