all one's geese are swans

all one's geese are swans
он (она и т. д.) всё приукрашивает, преувеличивает; см. тж. turn geese into swans

‘Yes,’ said Soames, ‘I daresay, you think all your geese are swans - never met a painter who didn't.’ (J. Galsworthy, ‘Swan Song’, part III, ch. III) — - Да, - сказал Сомс. - Конечно, вы думаете, что все ваши картины - верх совершенства. В жизни не встречал художника, который держался бы иного мнения.

Большой англо-русский фразеологический словарь. - М.: «Русский язык-Медиа».. 2006.

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