give\ color\ to

give\ color\ to
• give color to
• lend color to
v. phr.
To make (smth) seem true or likely.

The boy's torn clothes gave color to his story of a fight.

The way the man ate lent color to his story of near starvation.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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