public display of affection


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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.
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The law does not distinguish between married and unmarried couples when it comes to public display of affection, because other people do not know whether the couple is married or not.
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The public display of affection between Kareena and Karan was too glaring for anyone to miss.
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