paint a rosy picture


: to make something sound very good
He painted a rosy picture of the company's future.

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Recent Examples on the Web The official statistics don’t paint a rosy picture, but the reality on the ground may be even worse, according to Peking University economics professor Zhang Dandan. Bywill Daniel, Fortune, 8 Aug. 2023 Morrison does not paint a rosy picture of this town. Amy Sutherland,, 15 June 2023 Statistics provided by the streaming giant paint a rosy picture of RADAR and its 115-strong artist lineup across 22 global sister programs, including such breakthrough successes asCastillo (U.S.), Young T and Bugsey (U.K.), Lous and The Yakuza (France), Zoe Wees (Germany) and Rina Sawayama (Japan). Lars Brandle, Billboard, 21 Oct. 2020 Morrison does not paint a rosy picture of this town. Amy Sutherland,, 15 June 2023 Winning out would require beating Michigan on Nov. 19 and then the winner of the Big Ten East — likely Ohio State, since losing to Illinois wouldn't paint a rosy picture of the Wolverines' chances against the Buckeyes a week later. USA TODAY, 29 Oct. 2022 Though the report does not paint a rosy picture for the future, there is reason for hope. Gabe Allen, Discover Magazine, 4 Apr. 2022 Companies going public through a SPAC have more latitude to paint a rosy picture of their prospects compared with traditional IPO companies, which must have all of their financial statements and projections vetted by auditors and reviewed by regulators, securities lawyers said. Douglas MacMillan and Jonathan O'Connell, Anchorage Daily News, 23 Dec. 2021 Suppliers certainly have an incentive to paint a rosy picture, but the conversation is worthwhile if for no other reason than to emphasize the importance of reliable delivery. Bill Conerly, Forbes, 9 Nov. 2021 See More

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