show to advantage
Also, show to good or one's advantage. Display in a flattering way, benefit, as in This lighting shows the paintings to advantage, or Your extensive use of quotations shows your learning to good advantage. [Mid-1300s]
Haiku Shows Poetry Doesn’t Need To Be Complicated
These examples of haiku show that the most beautiful poetry may be the simplest.
The TV show “Glee” is sassy, but what does the word “glee” have to do with squinting and schadenfreude?
Cute teenagers, song and dance routines, even Britney Spears — this is “Glee’s” moment in the sun. We want to take this same moment to illuminate some of the unusual senses of “glee” (like what it has to do with schadenfreude.) Let’s begin with “Glee Club.” These infamously chipper singing groups are called “glee” because the melding of voices makes everyone happy, right? Actually, joy …
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