show someone

idiom

Definition of show someone

: 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.

Learn More about show someone

Statistics for show someone

Cite this Entry

“Show someone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/show%20someone. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

Comments on show someone

What made you want to look up show someone? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!