to sing the praises of

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - sing the praises of

"to sing the praises of"

to enthusiastically commend someone or something


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - sing the praises of

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Harry must be doing something right around here.

Colleague 2:  Why do you say that?

Colleague 1:  The boss has been singing the praises of Harry to everyone. She has been saying how Harry saved our biggest account with his quick thinking and how Harry is extremely diligent staying late to work most nights.

Colleague 2:  That is very kind of the boss to give Harry so much positive recognition.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - sing the praises of

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  So what do you think about that new baby stroller you bought?

Friend 2:  It is awesome. We can't stop singing the praises of it.

Friend 1:  That good, huh?

Friend 2:  It is super lightweight, folds really easily into a very small size and has so many convenient features that we can't help but recommend it.

to sing the praises of - Usage:


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to sing the praises of - Gerund Form:

Singing the praises of your colleagues to the boss is a sign of confidence and builds a harmonious work relationship.

to sing the praises of - Examples:

1)  I am a crocheter as well as a knitter, and that I can and do sing the praises of each craft's unique virtues.

2)  ... proceeded to sing the praises of Stephen Harper for reining in politicians' "gold-plated pensions". 

3)  There is also a bar which several people visited frequently and seemed to sing the praises of each time.

4)  Many journalists, particularly on the left, sing the praises of Germany as the example for Britain to follow economically. 

5)  Audiences worldwide sing the praises of the National Circus of the People's Republic of China.

6)  Sometimes that takes being critical and sometimes that means singing the praises of things we love.

7)  It was no surprise, then, as I travelled the country singing the praises of the Offord Centre and its dedicated team of researchers, to find people who ...

8)  Unlike the news articles across the United States, singing the praises of people, that go over and above their duties in their jobs.

9)  I've used this example many times of someone singing the praises of someone else, how good and generous they are.

10)  ... are loudly singing the praises of the National Guard for their rapid deployment and efficient rescue, recovery and security ...

11)  While some feel left out of the boys' club, Eibner sings the praises of a close-knit developer community where gender is irrelevant and camaraderie is strong.

12)  No one talks about the role of women. Everyone sings the praises of men. Didn't women folk contribute to the cause of Independence?

13)  They have tried different tactics to solve their sleep differences. She sings the praises of her sleep mask.

14)  Pickett also sings the praises of all-metal construction, but personally I'm still partial to the feel of old ...

15)  ... easy to see why he's been accused of selling out as he sings the praises of Dow Chemicals.

16)  The troops also sang the praises of tea tree oil's insect repellent and anti-fungal properties.

17)  The book sang the praises of Lenin as a kind of genius.

18)  Neil Young, an artist known for taking an anti-corporate stance, recently sang the praises of record companies, when interviewed at a media conference.

19)  ... city of Rome with massive building projects advertising his rule, while poets sang the praises of him and the new Rome.

20)  Ms Howie also sang the praises of financial transparency, as a key means for charities to court donors.