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paint a black picture of sth/sb

to ​describe a ​situation or ​person as ​extremelybad
(Definition of paint a black picture of sth/sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “paint a black picture of sth/sb”
in Chinese (Simplified) 把(形势)描绘得很严峻, 把(某人)说得很坏…
in Chinese (Traditional) 把(形勢)描繪得很嚴峻, 把(某人)說得很壞…
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