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after the Lord Mayor's showSaid of a disappointing or mundane event occurring straight after an exciting, magnificent, or triumphal event.Rate it:

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dog and pony showAny presentation or display that is overly contrived or intricate.Rate it:

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dog and pony showOriginally, a small, traveling circus featuring animals as entertainment.Rate it:

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get this show on the roadTo begin or launch; to get going.Rate it:

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gong showAn event that was a disaster, often in a way that is fun or memorable. (e.g. "Last night, we all went drinking, and the whole thing turned into a total gong show.") Or, an initially serious event that went completely out of control (e.g. "That biology class was a gong show")Rate it:

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it goes to showA phrase used to say that: this recent fact or result confirms what we always thought.Rate it:

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no-showAn absence; somebody who doesn't show up or a failure to show up.Rate it:

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run the showTo be the leader, to be in chargeRate it:

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show a clean pair of heelsto run away quickly; to make an escape quickly; to outpaceRate it:

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show a legTo wake up and get out of bed. (Used mostly in the imperative).Rate it:

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show ankleTo provide a hint or to reveal partial information in order to gain attention or arouse interest.Rate it:

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show offTo exhibit; to demonstrate one's skill, talent, etc. for its own sake.Rate it:

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show offwhen you think you are the best you SHOW OFF to others by repeating every time 'I am the best' without knowing others' opinion for you.Rate it:

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show one's buttTo misbehave.Rate it:

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show one's cardsTo reveal something known to oneself but previously concealed from others.Rate it:

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show one's faceTo appear publicly.Rate it:

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show one's true colorsTo reveal how one really is, as opposed to how one has been portrayed.Rate it:

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show one's true stripesTo reveal one's real beliefs, sentiments, or character, especially through one's behavior.Rate it:

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show somebody the doorTo dismiss or reject; to exclude someone who was formerly included.Rate it:

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show somebody the doorTo escort someone to the exit of the premises; to expel someone from a room, gathering, etc.Rate it:

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show someone the doorTo escort someone to the exit of the premises; to expel someone from a room, gathering, etc.Rate it:

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show someone the doorTo dismiss or reject; to exclude someone who was formerly included.Rate it:

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show the flagOf a naval vessel or military force, to identify itself by displaying the flag of its country of origin, especially in order to establish an authoritative presence and to exert diplomatic or political influence.Rate it:

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show the flagTo display the flag of one's country, especially as an expression of patriotic pride.Rate it:

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show the flagTo represent one's country or some other group in a manner intended to suggest the authority or importance of that country or group.Rate it:

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show upTo appear, arrive, or attend, especially suddenly or erratically.Rate it:

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show upTo make visible; to expose.Rate it:

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show upTo outperform or one-up, often in an arrogant manner.Rate it:

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steal the showTo be the best performer during a performance.Rate it:

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the showThe major leagues.Rate it:

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bells and whistlesExtra features added for show rather than function; fancy additions or features.Rate it:

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look up toTo show respect or admiration for.Rate it:

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account forTo explain by relating circumstances; to show that some one, thing or members of a group are present or have been processed.Rate it:

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come down withTo contract or get; to show symptoms of a minor illness.Rate it:

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strap on a pairTo be brave; to show some courage, especially in a situation where one has so far failed to do so.Rate it:

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turn outTo attend; show up.Rate it:

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you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drinkYou can show someone how to do something, but you can't make them do it.Rate it:

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amateur hourA situation or activity in which the participants show a lack of skill, sound judgment, or professionalism.Rate it:

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amber gamblerA driver of a road vehicle who accelerates when the traffic lights change from green to amber (instead of stopping, as required by law), gambling that no vehicle will cross his or her path; a driver who starts off when the traffic lights show red and amber together, but not yet green.Rate it:

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and countingUsed to show that the number previously mentioned is continuously changing, i.e. increasing or decreasing.Rate it:

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attaboyUsed to show encouragement or approval to a boy or man.Rate it:

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attagirlUsed to show encouragement or approval to a girl or woman. Female version of attaboy.Rate it:

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bare one's teethOf an animal, to show one's teeth as a sign of aggression.Rate it:

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bare one's teethTo show one's aggression.Rate it:

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bear outshow it br trueRate it:

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bend over backwardsTo go all out for someone who fails to show appreciation.Rate it:

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blaze a trailTo show the way or proceed rapidly.Rate it:

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blossom outTo blossom, to show beauty.Rate it:

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bust outto reveal, to showRate it:

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but thenThen again, on the other hand; used to show that the opposite viewpoint is possible.Rate it:

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