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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.
See also: color, give
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The event titled, "Instagram in real life," is designed to give colour to this year's Ramadan.
According to this theory, the body's immune system turns against the body itself, attacking the cells (melanocytes) that give colour to the skin.
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.
Plants in the peatlands include the original peat-forming bog-mosses and dwarf shrubs such as heather, and cross-leaved heath which give colour to our hills in autumn as well as the insectivorous sundew which is adapted to nutrient-poor conditions.
They give colour to our high streets and provide jobs for so many people.
DAHLIAS AGAPANTHUS DAHLIAS Look good with ornamental grasses CATMINT Use to give colour to border edges RED HOT POKERS RUDBEKIA Looks good teamed against dusty pink A riot of yellow flowers will give autumn a real glow Bold phlox colours always make a splash
These additives give colour to foods but nothing else," said FSA chair Dame Deidre Hutton.
GC, Sutton Coldfield A THIS condition is known as a Mallet streak and is due to the normal pigment cells which give colour to the hair being absent in this area of the scalp.
Trees like malus (crab apple), sorbus (rowan) with the fruits ranging from yellow, orange, pink and red, give colour to the garden when the days are shortening and you would think the garden lacks any colour at all.