show someone a good time
Entertain someone, as in I know Aunt Dorothy will show us a good time when we visit San Francisco. This idiom uses the verb show in the sense of “accord or grant something,” a usage dating from about 1200.
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I hate to be long at my toilette at any time; but to delay much in such a matter while travelling is folly.