pretty as a picture


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(as) pretty as a picture

Very visually attractive or appealing; having a picturesque beauty. The girls Alex dates are always pretty as a picture, but don't have much going on between their ears. This part of the country looks as pretty as a picture in the summertime.
See also: picture, pretty

*pretty as a picture

very pretty. (*Also: as ~.) Sweet little Mary is as pretty as a picture. Their new house is pretty as a picture.
See also: picture, pretty

pretty as a picture

Very attractive, as in She looked pretty as a picture in her new hat. The noun picture alone was used to describe beautiful objects from the early 1800s on; this locution, however, dates from about 1900.
See also: picture, pretty

pretty as a picture

very pretty.
See also: picture, pretty

(as) ˌpretty as a ˈpicture

very pretty: This charming cottage dates back to the 15th century and is as pretty as a picture, with its thatched roof and secluded garden.
See also: picture, pretty