paint/draw a picture of

idiom

: to create an idea or understanding of (something or someone) through words, facts, etc.
The author paints a disturbing picture of life in the camp.
These statistics draw a clear picture of how the population is aging.

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Recent Examples on the Web Overall, the former employees paint a picture of a company desperately behind its Big Tech rivals Google, Microsoft, and Meta in the race to launch AI chatbots and agents, and floundering in its efforts to catch up. Paolo Confino, Fortune, 13 June 2024 During a stint on Iron Man, Ditko refused to draw a picture of the hero drunk. Jay Deitcher, Rolling Stone, 2 July 2024 The hit’s lyrics paint a picture of the economic hardships of veterans juxtaposed with the patriotic glorification of the country’s fighting forces. Holly Alvarado, Orange County Register, 27 June 2024 Huang has made other, more recent comments that paint a picture of entrepreneurship that is far from idyllic. Jasmine Ball, Fortune, 14 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for paint/draw a picture of 

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“Paint/draw a picture of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paint%2Fdraw%20a%20picture%20of. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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