do (someone or something) justice

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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.
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do yourself justice

COMMON If you do yourself justice, you do something as well as you are capable of doing it. I don't think I can win, but I want to do myself justice. The selection panel was impressed but felt she did not do herself justice in the interview.
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do someone or something justice (or do justice to someone or something)

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

do yourself justice

perform as well as you are able to.
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ˌdo yourself ˈjustice

do something as well as you can in order to show other people how good you are: She’s a very good painter, but in her recent work she hasn’t done herself justice.He didn’t do himself justice in the match. He hadn’t trained hard enough.
See also: justice