Raises a smile - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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raise a smile
To cause someone to smile. I tried making a joke, but everyone was so disheartened by the news that it didn't even raise a smile.
raise a ˈlaugh/ˈsmile do or say something that makes other people laugh/smile: If the speeches are not going well, ask Paula to speak; she can always raise a laugh. ♢ His jokes didn’t even raise a smile, which was embarrassing.