show someone

idiom

: to do something that will cause (someone) to see one's true ability, power, etc.
They think I'm too old to run the race, but I'll show them!
They said she can't sing, but she showed them! She not only sang well but won first prize.

Examples of show someone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The video appears to show someone trying to perform chest compressions on a person lying on the ground. CBS News, 19 June 2024 Moore spoke after video of a man parachuting from the top of one of the towers went viral Monday, prompting an urgent safety warning from Mayor Karen Bass. Video shared on Instagram appeared to show someone paragliding from the top of the towers. Patrick Smith, NBC News, 14 Feb. 2024 And to show someone’s fragility, the truth was hard in this situation. Samantha Chery, Washington Post, 28 Feb. 2024 Videos posted on social media by software engineer Michael Vandi show someone using a skateboard to crush the white Jaguar’s windows as the car’s rooftop sensors continued to turn. Rachel Uranga, Los Angeles Times, 11 Feb. 2024 The video, which surfaced Thursday, appears to show someone in a high-visibility vest holding a water hose, spraying it next to a person with a blanket draped over his shoulders in the city’s Skid Row neighborhood. Patrick Smith, NBC News, 19 Jan. 2024 The post was accompanied by screenshots purporting to show someone with control over the Kyivstar systems. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 14 Dec. 2023 Later, video came out that also appeared to show someone who looked like Stalions dressed in Central Michigan coaching gear on the CMU sideline during its season-opening game at Michigan State. Tony Garcia, Detroit Free Press, 3 Jan. 2024 Perfect for a hostess gift or a little something to show someone in your life some love, the under $50 mark is always a safe bet. Laura Jackson, Vogue, 10 Oct. 2023

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“Show someone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/show%20someone. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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