show oneself

idiom

1
: to move out from a hidden place so that one can be seen
The guard ordered him to show himself.
2
: to show that one is a particular kind of person, that one has a particular skill, etc.
She has shown herself capable of running the company.
often followed by to be
They showed themselves to be cowards.

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“Show oneself.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/show%20oneself. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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