do someone or something justice

do (someone or something) justice

To describe or show someone or something accurately. Often used in the negative to emphasize that something is better than it appeared or was portrayed. You're a great writer—you just need to find a platform that really does you justice. I think you two will love this house once we get inside—the pictures really don't do its mid-century modern charm any justice.
See also: justice

do someone or something justice (or do justice to someone or something)

treat or represent someone or something with due fairness or appreciation.
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