put in an appearance


: to go to an event, gathering, etc., usually for a short period of time
I won't be able to stay at the party long, but I'll at least try to put in an appearance.

Examples of put in an appearance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web President Biden put in an appearance, inside the Lincoln Memorial, fresh from signing 17 executive orders, a first-day record. Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 21 Jan. 2021 Elsewhere, Asia put in an appearance, but attendance was limited due to COVID travel restrictions. Liza Foreman, Variety, 15 Oct. 2021 California's signature blue skies put in an appearance on Wednesday, meaning visitors to Yosemite -- who were in exactly the right place at exactly the right time -- got their chance to see the firefall. CBS News, 16 Feb. 2023 Poppies don’t bloom in December — not even here — and roses put in an appearance only betimes. Los Angeles Times, 13 Dec. 2022 Lady Gaga opened the evening with Furnish in a brief introduction before being skirted over to the Dolby Theatre to put in an appearance with Liza Minnelli on the telecast. Chris Willman, Variety, 28 Mar. 2022 Due to limitations with the Webex broadcast of council meetings on YouTube due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, Stein noted that Cobb was unable to put in an appearance online following the March 15 vote. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 16 Mar. 2021 Just about anywhere a player wants to put in an appearance can be a chance to spread the Black Lives Matter message. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 10 Sep. 2020 Ben Crump, the civil rights attorney for Floyd's family, hasn't put in an appearance in Seattle. Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY, 15 June 2020 See More

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“Put in an appearance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20in%20an%20appearance. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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