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give color to (something)

1. To add flourish or provide an interesting accompaniment to something. Idioms and metaphors are just some of the things that give color to language.
2. To embellish or exaggerate something so as to give it the appearance of truth, credibility, or plausibility. The defendant even bought used tickets to give color to his story of being at the opera when the murder took place.
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"The leaves give colour virtually 12 months of the year," he explains.
Caption: Members of Chal Rang De (Let's give colour) aims to transform the face of the city and turn urban slums into art canvases.
According to this theory, the body's immune system turns against the body itself, attacking the cells (melanocytes) that give colour to the skin.
"We have a lot of respect for Fame And Glory, but we want to give Colour Vision a chance to run inthe Gold Cup and so far he's doing well." With Dettori set to ride Opinion Poll, Mickael Barzalona or Silvestre de Sousa could step in for Colour Vision, although Bin Suroor said no decision had been reached.
Whether you prefer drifts of snowdrops, daffodils, crocuses or bluebells, 'lasagne' plantings of layers of bulbs in containers to give colour through spring or just a few species of tulips or muscari in your rockery, there's room for bulbs in every garden.
The scientists found variations in 10 genes associated with the body's immune response in people with vitiligo, saying that although immunity is a good thing, cells that guard the body apparently become too aggressive, killing pigment-producing cells called melanocytes that give colour to skin.
DAHLIAS AGAPANTHUS DAHLIAS Look good with ornamental grasses CATMINT Use to give colour to border edges RED HOT POKERS RUDBEKIA Looks good teamed against dusty pink A riot of yellow flowers will give autumn a real glow Bold phlox colours always make a splash
The wall is designed to give colour and interest throughout the twelve months and four seasons of the year, and features a variety of planting from Periwinkle to Bergenias, trailing Strawberries to Ferns.
Known as bud flowering heathers, these (and others like them) will give colour even when the buds are tight, long before the flowers even open, giving these plants a really long flowering season.
Q What can I plant in my garden that will give colour over the winter?
Although the window is not the best place to keep your preserved fruit,due to the changes in light and temperature, they area great focal point in Shakespeare's Restaurant and give colour and homeliness to the room - and a great conversation starter for nervous guests.
GC, Sutton Coldfield A THIS condition is known as a Mallet streak and is due to the normal pigment cells which give colour to the hair being absent in this area of the scalp.
Police suspected after collecting evidence from the scene that she has been murdered and efforts are being made to give colour of suicide to her death.