the picture of

idiom

1
: someone or something that looks exactly like (someone or something else)
He is the picture of his father.
2
: a perfect example of (something)
She is the picture of health.

Examples of the picture of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With her Greenwich-mom-drinking-spiked-hot-cocoa-at-the-lodge getups, Paltrow appears the picture of après-ski chic. Naomi Fry, The New Yorker, 30 Mar. 2023 Springsteen air conducted the horn section before wringing sweet high notes from his guitar, his face the picture of pained ecstasy. Melissa Ruggieri, USA TODAY, 29 Mar. 2023 The prosecution claimed: On Jan. 23, Maricopa County Deputy Attorney Joshua Grimsman opened the case against Ponsati, claiming that the evidence painted the picture of a husband who tried to cover up the death of his wife's murder. Miguel Torres, The Arizona Republic, 17 Mar. 2023 Rogozinski's saga, as portrayed by the the lawsuit, paints the picture of a scrappy individual investor who sought to help others tap Wall Street advice following the Great Recession, only to be jilted by a large tech company. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 16 Feb. 2023 The church alters the picture of a 17th-century Nativity painting to cover a hint of Mary’s cleavage. David Noyce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 5 Jan. 2023 His probation was later revoked, sometime after the picture of him and Garth was posted online in January 2022, and he was ordered to serve time in state prison. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, 3 Jan. 2023 The district attorney was the picture of a gray-haired eminence, a figure of rectitude in a circus of a city. Andrew Kirtzman, Washington Post, 8 Dec. 2022 Wearing her second suit of the trip, Kate Middleton was the picture of strength in a burgundy suit and pink blouse, while Prince William dressed in a matching sweater under his charcoal suit. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 1 Dec. 2022

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“The picture of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20picture%20of. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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