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Origin of show-off
OTHER WORDS FROM show-offshow-offish, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for show-off
Policemen on the show joke about prison riots, bomb threats, and the shooting of unarmed civilians.'Babylon' Review: The Dumb Lives of Trigger-Happy Cops|Melissa Leon|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
As soon as this attack [happened], Paris citizens came together to show were are not afraid, we are Charlie Hebdo.
And they might not have to wait that long to show their political heft.
Not actual CIA agents, but U.S. government personnel who have worked very closely with the CIA, and who are fans of the show.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Although the blood-spattered offices will be off-limits, staff have vowed to continue producing the magazine.
None other would dare to show herself unveiled to a stranger, and a white man at that.
I shall show how it is possible thus to prolong life to the term set by God.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.
Not only do children thus of themselves extend the scope of our commands, they show a disposition to make rules for themselves.Children's Ways|James Sully
He called upon the Order to show their title-deeds, but was met with a contemptuous refusal.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
British Dictionary definitions for show-off
Idioms and Phrases with show-off
Display in an ostentatious, conspicuous way; also, seek attention by displaying one's accomplishments, abilities, or possessions. For example, I'm wearing shorts to show off my Florida tan, or Karen loved showing off her new baby to her friends, or There's no need to show off, Fred; we all know you're a good dancer. [Early 1800s]