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flourish like a green bay tree

To thrive; to grow very successfully. The green bay tree is known to grow several new branches every year. Wow, you have just been flourishing like a green bay tree ever since you changed majors.
See also: bay, flourish, green, like, tree

flourish of trumpets

A musical fanfare. And when I enter, I want to be accompanied by a flourish of trumpets, OK?
See also: flourish, of, trumpet
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"Gambling is a vice which flourishes only in concealment," New York Tribune founder Horace Greeley editorialized in 1851.
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We are looking forward to a year which is "profitable" to our understanding of the Catholic Faith and of the Church in which this Faith is expressed and lives and flourishes.
I suppose you could say that I am following Elam's model, for not only does he fail to convey with precision and ease the intricate philosophical and historical arguments generally associated with postmodern literary and critical discourse--the ideological dislocations, narrative reconfigurations, linguistic and syntactical flourishes which empower and constitute emerging voices--but Elam also delinks his anthology (tacitly or somewhat deliberately) from the very history it attempts to rewrite, reacquire, and ultimately celebrate--namely, the painstakingly slow African-American external reconstitution (Black Arts especially) and internal calibration of the hegemonic American "system" of cultural production known more commonly as "theater" (the very playwrights included in his volume).
In some canvases, the elaborate mirrors, keyholes, or architectural elements of which Reichman is so fond serve as sets and props; in others, these horror-vacui flourishes, painted in the black-limned, spectral hues of an animator's palette, become the primary subject of the canvases they fill.