be the soul of (something)

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be the soul of (something)

To be the embodiment of a particular trait (which is stated after "of"). My mom is just the soul of kindness—she's always willing to help anyone in need.
See also: of, soul

be the soul of something

be a perfect example of a good quality: She’s the soul of discretion.
See also: of, something, soul