Meaning of “paint a picture (of something) ” in the English Dictionary

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"paint a picture (of something) " in British English

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paint a picture (of something)

to describe or show something in a particular way:

The statistics do not paint an optimistic picture.

(Definition of “paint a picture (of something) ” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"paint a picture (of something)" in American English

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paint a picture (of something)

to describe something in a particular way:

The statistics do not paint an optimistic picture.

(Definition of “paint a picture (of something)” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)