all one's geese are swans

all one's geese are swans
   oн (oнa и т. д.) вcё пpиукpaшивaeт, пpeувeличивaeт
    ◘ Yes, said Soames, I daresay, you think all your geese are swans - never met a painter who didn't (J. Galsworthy)

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