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picture perfect

Exactly as desired in every detail. Often hyphenated. My goodness, what a party. Everything was picture perfect. She's obsessed with having a picture-perfect wedding.
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picture perfect

Fig. looking exactly correct or right. (Hyphenated as a modifier.) At last, everything was picture perfect. Nothing less than a picture-perfect party table will do.
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picture perfect

Exactly right, especially in appearance. This term, from the twentieth century, alludes to the precise resemblance of a painting or photograph to its subject, as in “The day was picture perfect for a picnic—not a cloud in the sky.” Time magazine used the term as the caption for a photograph of the presidential candidate Al Gore, his wife Tipper, running mate Joe Lieberman, and Lieberman’s wife Hadassah, calling it “the purest moment of their campaign” (Aug. 21, 2000).
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"Children posted different content on these profiles depending on who they allowed to see each profile; more visible accounts tended to be more highly curated, showing a 'picture-perfect' self, while less visible accounts tended to be used to show their 'real self' to more carefully controlled circles of close friends.
Sitting with her husband Mike, 63, just opposite the well in their picture-perfect garden in Abbots Morton, Worcestershire, an unharmed Mrs Brooks said she feared the worst when she lost her footing and plummeted towards the bottom of the pitch- black well.
The Tamarindo Diria Beach Hotel ($90-$130 a night in summer's off-season) is a picture-perfect launching point, with its garden pools, tropical gardens and Matapalo beachside restaurant.
More picture-perfect science lessons; using children's books to guide inquiry, K-4.
A publication of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), "More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons: Using Children's Books To Guide Inquiry, K-4" is the collaborative work of Karen Ansberry (a classroom teacher and science curriculum coordinator for grades 5 and 6, Mason City Schools, Ohio) and Emily Morgan (science consultant for the Hamilton County Educational Service Center, Cincinnati, Ohio).
That finding could prove good news for mainstaining golf courses, sports fields, and other picture-perfect lawns.
You can really capture a lot of cool shots in rodeo from the picture-perfect ride to the not so picture-perfect ride."
He allows himself a positively romantic impulse with the use of old glass plates, complete with air pockets, to somewhat counter the tendency to be all too picture-perfect. Lines on monochromatic--black, white, or gray--back-grounds can be associated with Schlemmer's stereometric bodies, whereas in the painting titled Battle of Manila Bay (Turning Maneuvers) (all works 2005) the overlapping curves represent the movement of an American battleship.
His Albrecht's courtoisie, coupled with impeccable lines and picture-perfect landings, made him a soft but shining foil to Giselle veteran Kristin Long's richly shaded peasant-girl-turned-Wili.
We're watching episode 1 of Welcome to the Neighborhood, ABC's addictive new reality show, in which seven "diverse" families compete to move into a Texas-size house on a cul-de-sac in a picture-perfect suburb of Austin.
But what really got the judges' juices flowing weren't the picture-perfect designs on picture-perfect plots.
Theatrical release remains the goal for My Soul to Keep, Tananarive Due's acclaimed 1998 supernatural thriller, the story of a 500-year old Ethiopian immortal who, living as an attractive, worldly professor, has married a contemporary black professional woman and started picture-perfect affluent African-American family.
University of Oregon sophomore Lucius Wheeler works on a term paper for his literature class Thursday on a picture-perfect fall day outside Condon Hall on the UO campus, where many came outside to soak up the unseasonably warm sunshine the region has been experiencing despite very frigid nights.
Don't have picture-perfect skin worthy of a close-up?