(something) doesn't do (something) justice

When a description, a photograph, or a recording of something isn't as great as the original, you can say "it doesn't do it justice".

You can say "it doesn't do it justice" about things like:

  • a joke that was originally very funny, but you re-told it incorrectly
  • a view was very beautiful, but your photographs of it aren't as beautiful

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