to sing sb’s praises

by | Last updated Jul 11, 2019 | Expressions | 10 comments

to sing sb’s praises

by | Last updated Jul 11, 2019 | Expressions | 10 comments

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Language: C1 (Advanced)  //  Accent: North American

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This sentence contains the expression "to sing sb's praises". Do you know this idiom? How much of the sentence can you understand?

 

Listen as many times as you need to, then check your understanding and practise using the new language.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

 

Language: C1 (Advanced)  //  Accent: North American

 

Photo by Todd Trapani on Unsplash

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You’ve good impression – she’s been .
You’ve made a good impression the boss – she’s been your praises.

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to sing sb's praises

If you 'sing sb's praises', then you praise them very enthusiastically. 

This phrase is often used to tell somebody that someone has been talking about them in a very positive way. e.g. "Sarah was very touched that you offered to help her move house. She's been singing your praises all week".


'to make a good impression on sb/sth' = to cause someone to form a good opinion of you when they first meet you. e.g. "If you dress like that then you aren't going to make a very good impression at your interview".

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  • Have you been singing anyone's praises recently?

  • Can you remember a time when someone was singing the praises of someone who didn't deserve it?

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I’ve never sung anyone’s praises if he or she doesn’t deserve any

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I seldom sing somebody’s praises, because I think, that the person should really deserve it. But it doesn’t mean,of course, that you shouldn’t be thankful to people, who make you any favors or help you in need. But in the situations like these it’s enough easily to say THANK YOU instead of SINGING PRAISES!

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I am not used to sing someone’s praises; if I did it, I would sound fake or sarcastic. I think that even when the person deserves the praises, we don’t need to exalt them so enthusiastically, but just praise them using sincere words

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