|paint a picture
||describe in detail, portray with words
||The speaker painted a picture of a ghetto with kids on the streets.
|paint the town red
||have a party downtown, go out on the town
||During the carnival they paint the town red - have a great time.
|paint with the same brush
||include in the same group, generalize
||He was with the gang, but can we paint him with the same brush?
|pair off/pair up
||find a partner, organize people in two's
||The coach asked us to pair off and practise passing the ball to each other.
|pale by comparison
||is not as good, is not as beautiful or talented
||Most European parks pale by comparison to Banff.
||(See a paltry sum)
||succeed, go as planned, work out
||Blair's ideas usually pan out. His suggestions are practical.
||to lose a job and be given another, to land in a safe position when your position is in danger, Bob's your uncle
||A vice-president in trouble can parachute to one of several positions, or the board can create a position!
||what did you say? please repeat it
||Pardon me? Did you say you grew up in Hong Kong?
|part and parcel
||the same as, similar, one and the same
||Socialism and communism are part and parcel of the same thing.