- to attempt to impress (a person), especially in order to gain benefits for oneself.
- to become especially attentive to (a potential romantic partner): Men shine up to her like moths to a light.
Idioms about shine
- regardless of the weather.
- no matter what the circumstances may be: Come rain or shine, he is always on the job.
Origin of shine1
synonym study for shine
OTHER WORDS FROM shineun·shined, adjective
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How to use shine in a sentence
For Anthony McGill, clarinetist and 2020 recipient of the Avery Fisher Prize for excellence and leadership in classical music, “this one, it wears well … it keeps its shine.”
With substances like aloe and avocado, your scalp pH will be more balanced than it has been in ages, and your hair will benefit from a fresh shine.Scalp scrubs that banish scaly patches and build-up|PopSci Commerce Team|September 4, 2020|Popular-Science
They may also lose their shine if shoppers can compare prices across sites, while the lavish experience of purchasing an item in an opulent store can feel merely transactional when checking out on a screen.Covid-19 is plunging old-fashion luxury brands into the digital age|Marc Bain|July 29, 2020|Quartz
Weather is your day to day rain or shine, whereas climate is the overall pattern of temperature, humidity and rainfall you can expect to see in a certain area.What Is The Difference Between “Weather” vs. “Climate”?|Brigid Walsh|July 26, 2020|Everything After Z
The Scripps group’s work is shedding light on the slime’s enduring shine, he says.This tube worm’s glowing slime may help sustain its own shine|Carolyn Wilke|June 5, 2020|Science News For Students
She attends hip-hop and belly dance classes (known as Arabic dance in Iran) just to shine more at parties.Iran’s Becoming a Footloose Nation as Dance Lessons Spread|IranWire|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But they are striving “to shine bright like a diamond” and be happy, and we love them for it.
Hollaback is right to shine a light on these creepy comments from creepy strangers.
It basically says that now is her time, for her to shine as the lead of a show.The Good Wife’s Secret Weapon: Matt Czuchry on Cary Agos’s Terrible, Horrible Year|Kevin Fallon|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“A friend indeed, come build me up/Come shed your light, it makes me shine,” she sings.The Swedish Queen of Soulful Pop: Mapei Won’t Wait for You to Listen|Caitlin Dickson|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Just corporeal enough to attest humanity, yet sufficiently transparent to let the celestial origin shine through.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
The look of distress had vanished, and his sincere eyes seemed to shine again with courage and with strength.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
But you, so formed to shine—to eclipse all others—do you never dance, seorita?
Personally, the English do not attract nor shine; but collectively they are a race to make their mark on the destinies of mankind.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
How much brighter still might that Genius shine, could it be equally inspired by Good-nature!A Letter from Mr. Cibber to Mr. Pope|Colley Cibber
British Dictionary definitions for shine
- whatever the weather
- regardless of circumstances
Word Origin for shine
Other Idioms and Phrases with shine
In addition to the idiom beginning with shine
- shine up to
- make hay while the sun shines
- rain or shine
- rise and shine
- take a fancy (shine) to