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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LOVE RIVALS Shaw (right) sung praises of old Saints boss Pochettino, while Dier (far left) had 'chat' with Mourinho
Both airlines have sung praises of the tie-up that gives Qantas access to Emirates' vast international network and Emirates access to Australia's largest domestic operator.
A large number of activists of the state unit of BJP gathered on Saturday in Sher-e-in Kashmir Park in Srinagar dancing to the tunes of drum beats and even sung praises for Modi.
God judges the world with righteousness and equity; humanity is to make a "joyful noise to the Lord" of "song and sung praises.
They have been to the South Bronx on the subway, they have fed the homeless under bridges and they have sung praises in Spanish Harlem.