show to advantage

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show (someone or something) to advantage

To exhibit, display, or suit someone or something in a positive, beneficial, or advantageous way. You look beautiful. That color really shows you to advantage. This job will really show all your training to advantage—you'll need every single thing you learned when you're out here in the field!
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show to advantage

Also, show to good or one's advantage . Display in a flattering way, benefit, as in This lighting shows the paintings to advantage, or Your extensive use of quotations shows your learning to good advantage. [Mid-1300s]
See also: advantage, show, to
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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