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public display of affection
A physical act of intimacy between a romantic couple done in the view of others. Often shortened to the abbreviation "PDA." I really wish you didn't have such a hang-up over public displays of affection—no one cares if we have a quick kiss out in the open! When we go out, my girlfriend is always trying to hold my hand or kiss me, even though she knows that any public display of affection makes me uncomfortable. I don't mind PDAs in general, but teenagers take it way too far.
display something to someone
to show something to someone. The peacock displayed his tail feathers to the other birds. Would you please display the artwork to the committee?
See also: display
In public view; for all to see.