pretty as a picture


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*pretty as a picture

very pretty. (*Also: as ~.) Sweet little Mary is as pretty as a picture. Their new house is pretty as a picture.
See also: picture, pretty

pretty as a picture

Very attractive, as in She looked pretty as a picture in her new hat. The noun picture alone was used to describe beautiful objects from the early 1800s on; this locution, however, dates from about 1900.
See also: picture, pretty