Were the picture of - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
be the picture of (something) (redirected from were the picture of)
be the picture of (something)
The ideal example of something (which is listed after "of"). Yes, Jill was in the hospital a few months ago, but she's the picture of health now. We went running together just the other day.
be the ˌpicture of ˈhealth, ˈhappiness, etc. be completely or extremely healthy, etc: She’s the picture of happiness in this photo. ♢ He’s the picture of misery, isn’t he? Look at him standing there in the rain.