show (someone or something) 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]
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The two hurdle races in which he has competed in Britain-when scoring narrowly from Impek over course and distance over Christmas and when third to Maximus at Newbury this month-were slowly run affairs which almost certainly did not show him to advantage.