be the picture of (something)

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be the picture of (something)

To be ideal example of something (which is listed after "of"). Yes, Jill was in the hospital a few months ago, but she's the picture of health now. We went running together just the other day. Those photos of you and your family were so lovely. You all are the picture of happiness!
See also: of, picture
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be the ˌpicture of ˈhealth, ˈhappiness, etc.

be completely or extremely healthy, etc: She’s the picture of happiness in this photo.He’s the picture of misery, isn’t he? Look at him standing there in the rain.
See also: of, picture
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Apart from a little over-ripened skin and a recurring bronchial problem in damp weather, I am the picture of welladjusted health.
If I'm not conscious at four in the morning then I am the picture of contentment and luster is not in my vocabulary.