show off

This page is about the phrasal verb show off.

Meaning: to do something to get attention or admiration, but in a way that annoys some people

For example:

  • show off She only bought that expensive phone to show off, you know. She can't even use it properly.

  • show off The main reason they formed the band was to show off in front of the girls at school.

Note: Usually used in a negative or critical way, to express dislike of the way someone is behaving.

Quick Quiz:

Mark loves to show off. He's always trying to

a. impress people

b. avoid people

c. annoy people

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Contributor: Matt Errey