be the picture of (something)

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be the picture of (something)

The 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.
See also: of, picture

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.