sing (someone's or something's) praises

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sing (someone's or something's) praises

To speak very highly of something or someone; to enthusiastically endorse someone or something; to extol the virtues, benefits, or good qualities of someone or something. Our manager has been singing the new developers' praises. I hope they're up to the job! Jeff sang his phone's praises right up until it froze on him all of a sudden last night.
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sing someone's praises

Commend someone, especially to others, as in They were singing her praises to the entire community. [Mid-1500s] Also see praise to the skies.
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sing someone's/something's praises

COMMON If you sing someone's or something's praises, you praise them in an enthusiastic way. Smith, singing Tony's praises, said: `He's different, a real natural.' All parties are singing the praises of the multi-party system. Note: You can say that someone sings their own praises if they say good things about themselves. This may sound like we're singing our own praises here, but I honestly think most people love our music.
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sing somebody’s/something’s ˈpraises

(informal) praise somebody/something very much or with great enthusiasm; say that somebody/something is very good: Both her grandsons are doctors, and she never stops singing their praises.One day he’s singing your praises; the next day he’s telling you you’re stupid. OPPOSITE: find fault (with somebody/something)
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References in classic literature ?
They were merry, recking little of those who were dead, and sang his praises and the praises of Galazi in a loud song.
Even though bad luck kept Macy away, everyone sang his praises in his absence.
Transportation Command sang his praises of the workforce at a town hall meeting in Alexandria, Va.
WHEN I SAW THOTH, the willful eccentric who serves as the subject of Sarah Kernochan's Oscar-winning documentary short subject of the same name, stand alongside the filmmaker at the March awards ceremony, and as she somewhat pretentiously sang his praises, my reaction was no doubt similar to many viewers: Boy, they'll give trophies for just about anything these days.
Students sang his praises in a special song written by Gary Gardner, MCA chairman emeritus Lew Wasserman toasted him, then University of California president Richard Atkinson bestowed him with the hockey puck-size Presidential Medal.