- v. transitive, idiomatic To exhibit the best attributes of something.
- v. transitive and intransitive, idiomatic To attract attention to for the purpose of bragging or personal exhibitionism; to demonstrate a skill, talent or property for the purpose of bragging or personal exhibitionism.
- n. one who shows off.
- v. display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously
“Let me make it all smooth to really show off that fairy-light color.”
“Wakefield was wearing sun-bleached cowboy boots and weathered jeans, and his blue-and-white-striped Oxford shirt was unbuttoned far enough to show off his deeply tanned chest.”
“For Steve, a thirty-seven-year veteran employee of the State of Ohio, it was a tremendous honor to show off his family to government officials, including his boss in the Department of Mental Hygiene and Correction, Martin Janis, and Governor James Rhodes, like Steve a lifelong Republican.”
“Feverish and depressed, I lay on my bed as Vera tended me, seeming happy to show off her professional skills.”
“All wore similar black suits with white shirts, as if to better show off their peacock women, and all offered to kiss Jessicas hand.”
“One thing it takes is a strong presence at industry shows such as COMDEX—annual events that display the wares, show off innovations, and provide opportunities for networking and job hunting.”
“The best way to show off my summer training is to bust out a blistering time in the forty-yard dashthe measuring stick for speed in football.”
“What kind of a Jewish woman wears pants to show off her tochas?”
“The event was scheduled after nightfall because the designer wanted dark skies over the glass ceiling in the Grand Palais – all the better to show off his neon-outlined set, complete with perspex street lights and twinkling black floor.”
“Marquinez paused in front of a gilt-framed mirror to check that his wavy black hair was in place, then crossed to his wide-arched window to show off the view.”
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