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 — adverb in a manner that uses the most flattering or best aspects of the dress brought out her figure to advantage * * * adverb : so as to produce a favorable impression or effect : favorably, advantageously shelves arranged to display the books… …   Useful english dictionary

  • to advantage — in a way that helps you. We had to learn to use the landscape to advantage in combat. She chose a dress that would show her fine figure to advantage …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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 — 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 …   Словарь американских идиом

  • to advantage — to be helpful; to bring a benefit …   English contemporary dictionary

  • to advantage — in a way which displays or uses the best aspects. → advantage …   English new terms dictionary

  • to advantage — idi in such a way as to have worthwhile or beneficial effects …   From formal English to slang

  • 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

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