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Meaning of “do justice to someone/something” in the English Dictionary

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do justice to someone/something

(also do someone/something justice) to be ​accurate or ​fair by ​representing someone or something as that ​person or thing ​truly is: Just ​calling the ​movie “​fun” doesn’t do it ​justice (= it is ​better than just “​fun”). This is the only ​picture I have that does ​fulljustice to her ​beauty (= ​shows her to be as ​beautiful as she is).
(Definition of do justice to someone/something from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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