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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He said: "There has been a thread running through newspaper reports extolling the virtues of US police chiefs and their approaches to law and order.