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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A heart in tune with God cannot help but sing his praises.
Fans continued to sing his praises when he was wiring to put his Arkansas basketball team through three tough practices in two days, instead of Letting them enjoy the scenery of Puerto Rico during an off-day, after the Hogs had 58 turnovers in two games, including a school record-tying 32 in a Loss to Providence.
We should all remember to make time to sing His praises and this is the season of festivities and celebrations.
On Sunday, it was the industry's turn to sing his praises.
Cletus Smith, who works the Madison Street shopping area on the near West Side with his bullhorn and thanks the Lord for getting him up one more morning to sing his praises.
Sing his praises and despise him, fight worshipping him.
Our only intent with this is to sing His praises while we help provide funds for Grace Resource Center, an organization that supports a lot of needy people in our Valley,'' said singer Phil Colunga, who organized the benefit.
She campaigned tirelessly, attended forums, talked to anyone who would listen to her sing his praises and was even seen on television.