show (someone or something) to advantage(redirected from show something to advantage)
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]
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.
- show to advantage
- show to good advantage
- show (someone or something) to good advantage
- have nothing going for (someone or something)
- give (a) preference to (someone or something)
- have (something) going for (one)
- have a lot, something, nothing, etc. going for you
- have going for one
- have going for you