One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Express enthusiastic approval or admiration of (someone or something)‘Uncle Felix never stopped singing her praises’
commend, express approval of, express admiration for, applaud, pay tribute to, speak highly of, eulogize, compliment, congratulate, celebrate, sing the praises of, praise to the skies, rave about, go into raptures about, heap praise on, wax lyrical about, say nice things about, make much of, pat on the back, take one's hat off to, throw bouquets at, lionize, admire, hail, cheer, flatterView synonyms
- ‘He barely name-dropped one celebrity, yet he couldn't resist singing the praises of his best friend from school.’
- ‘Patricia sings the praises of returning to education: ‘I would thoroughly recommend it.’’
- ‘It's time to sing the praises of all those unsung heroes of Swindon!’
- ‘He sings the praises of George, an elderly goose which has apparently taken a family of young ducklings under his wing and regularly helps shepherd them across the road.’
- ‘As she made her way to the airport on Monday she could not stop singing the praises of St Lucia.’
- ‘I instantly received e-mails singing the praises of almost every model by every manufacturer out there, and I'm sure most of them would have been fine.’
- ‘There was a time when we admired genius, a time when we sang the praises of inventors, explorers, scientists, artists, writers and yes, even statesmen.’
- ‘I really cannot stop singing the praises of this, the best song of the year.’
- ‘Today, we are told, is a time to sing the praises of all that is great about being part of the historic county of Yorkshire.’
- ‘He sang the praises of all the crew, but particularly the cooks, who worked tirelessly to prepare 31,443 individual meals during the four months at sea.’
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