show off


show off
show off (something) to cause something to be seen and admired.

The ballet music gives the Kirov's male dancers a chance to show off their astonishing leaps.

She was wearing a deep-purple dress that showed off her slim figure.

Oscar was so proud of the car that he couldn't wait to get to school to show it off.


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  • show off — {v. phr.} 1. To put out nicely for people to see; display; exhibit. * /The Science Fair gave Julia a chance to show off her shell collection./ * /The girls couldn t wait to show off their fine needlework to our visitors./ 2. {informal} To try to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • show off — {v. phr.} 1. To put out nicely for people to see; display; exhibit. * /The Science Fair gave Julia a chance to show off her shell collection./ * /The girls couldn t wait to show off their fine needlework to our visitors./ 2. {informal} To try to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • show-off — n informal someone who always tries to show how clever or skilled they are so that other people will admire them often used to show disapproval ▪ She s a bit of a show off …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • show-off — show′ off n. 1) a person given to pretentious display 2) the act of showing off • Etymology: 1770–80 show′ off ish, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • show-off — show offish, adj. /shoh awf , of /, n. 1. a person given to pretentious display. 2. the act of showing off. [1770 80; n. use of v. phrase show off] Syn. 1. exhibitionist, braggart. * * * …   Universalium

  • show-off — 1776 (n.) a display; see SHOW (Cf. show) (v.). In ref. to the person who makes an ostentatious display, attested from 1924. The verb is first recorded 1793 …   Etymology dictionary

  • show-off — show offs N COUNT (disapproval) (The spelling showoff is also used, especially in American English.) If you say that someone is a show off, you are criticizing them for trying to impress people by showing in a very obvious way what they can do or …   English dictionary

  • show off — ► show off 1) boastfully display one s abilities or accomplishments. 2) display (something) that is a source of pride. Main Entry: ↑show …   English terms dictionary

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