frame (something) in (something)

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frame (something) in (something)

1. Literally, to place something within a frame. I think you should frame your diploma in this gold one—it suits our décor more.
2. To state something in a particular manner or with a particular focus. He framed his comments on the novel in the context of postcolonialism. If you want Molly to be receptive to your remarks, be sure to frame them in a kind way.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

frame something in something

 
1. Lit. to place a frame of something around something. Let us frame the photograph in a wood frame rather than a metal one. Alice chose to frame the painting in a simple, unmatted frame.
2. Fig. to express something in a particular way. He framed his comments in very simple language. I hope you frame your remarks more clearly next time.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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