Meaning of “show sth/sb off” in the English Dictionary

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"show sth/sb off" in British English

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show sth/sb off

phrasal verb with show uk /ʃəʊ/ us /ʃoʊ/ verb showed, shown

to show something or someone you are proud of to other people, so that they will admire it, him, or her:

She likes to wear short skirts to show off her legs.

More examples

  • She likes to show off her collection of porcelain cats.
  • That tight dress really shows off her figure.

(Definition of “show sth/sb off” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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