Definition of do someone/something justice (or do justice to someone/something) in English:

do someone/something justice (or do justice to someone/something)

phrase

  • Do, treat, or represent someone or something with due fairness or appreciation.

    ‘the brief menu does not do justice to the food’
    • ‘Whether he has done sufficient justice to the reasonableness of faith is an open question.’
    • ‘There's no way to do it justice with words, so I'll do it justice with photos instead.’
    • ‘I have no concerns about playing the part, only about doing the storyline justice and playing it sensitively.’
    • ‘This is the vision that the narrator makes attempts to articulate, and his story concerns his search for exactly the right form of artistic expression to do justice to its unique qualities.’
    • ‘The result does not do justice to the quality of some of the pictures, and is visually unsatisfactory and somewhat unattractive.’
    • ‘Keegan also does justice to the exceptional quality of coalition war planning and operations, though only a third of the book is devoted to them.’
    • ‘The brief pronouncement by Jimmy Carter does not do justice to the technical reasons behind that statement.’
    • ‘It's rare to get a house with a design like this and in fairness the design doesn't do it justice… you need to see it up close.’
    • ‘Subjecting him to a cold, unsentimental, statistical evaluation hardly does justice to the qualities he possessed.’
    • ‘It gets a chapter to itself, but a short one, which does not do justice to either the scale or the complexity of the problem.’