Definition of on show
: put somewhere for people to see Her paintings are on show at the art gallery. The artifacts will be put on show in the museum. His work goes on show tomorrow.
Word by Word Definitions
: to cause or permit to be seen : exhibit
: to offer for sale
: to present as a public spectacle : perform
: a demonstrative display
: outward appearance
: a false semblance : pretense
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