to advantage
phrasal so as to produce a favorable impression or effect <
wishing to be seen to advantage
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • to advantage — {adv. phr.} So as to bring out the good qualities of; favorably; in a flattering way. * /The jeweler s window showed the diamonds to advantage./ * /The green dress showed up to advantage with her red hair./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to advantage — {adv. phr.} So as to bring out the good qualities of; favorably; in a flattering way. * /The jeweler s window showed the diamonds to advantage./ * /The green dress showed up to advantage with her red hair./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To advantage one's self of — Advantage Ad*van tage, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Advantaged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Advantaging}.] [F. avantager, fr. avantage. See {Advance}.] To give an advantage to; to further; to promote; to benefit; to profit. [1913 Webster] The truth is, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To turn to advantage — Turn Turn (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Appeal to advantage — An appeal to advantage is a rhetorical device in which the speaker encourages his or her audience to perform some action by representing that action as being in the audience s best interest.An appeal to advantage can also be a request from… …   Wikipedia

  • Advantage — Ad*van tage, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Advantaged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Advantaging}.] [F. avantager, fr. avantage. See {Advance}.] To give an advantage to; to further; to promote; to benefit; to profit. [1913 Webster] The truth is, the archbishop s own… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • advantage — /ad van tij, vahn /, n., v., advantaged, advantaging. n. 1. any state, circumstance, opportunity, or means specially favorable to success, interest, or any desired end: the advantage of a good education. 2. benefit; gain; profit: It will be to… …   Universalium

  • To be turned of — Turn Turn (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To turn a cold shoulder to — Turn Turn (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To turn a corner — Turn Turn (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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