show someone up


show someone up
informal
Syn:
humiliate, embarrass, shame, put someone to shame, mortify

Synonyms and antonyms dictionary. 2014.

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  • show someone up — show (someone) up to do something that embarrasses someone or makes them seem stupid. He s always boasting about how much money he s earned – like he s trying to show you up …   New idioms dictionary

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  • show (someone) around (somewhere) — to lead someone through a place. She insisted on showing us around Amsterdam. Guides were assigned to show new students around the campus …   New idioms dictionary

  • show (someone) in (their) true colours — to show what someone s real character is, especially when it is unpleasant. By showing the terrorists in their true colours, the government hopes to undermine public support for them …   New idioms dictionary

  • show someone a clean pair of heels — If you show someone a clean pair of heels, you run faster than them when they are chasing you …   The small dictionary of idiomes