extoll the virtues of (someone or something)

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extoll the virtues of (someone or something)

To highlight and praise the positive aspects of someone or something. My mother is always extolling the virtues of meditation, but it just doesn't do anything for me.
See also: extoll, of, virtue
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For example, we can expect to be bombarded by comm ercials and newspaper ads extolling the virtues of one of the tournament's 15 sponsors.
But it will go some way to beat one radio bulletin last year extolling the virtues of one Brodley Drudge.