put on a good, poor, wonderful, etc. show

put on a (good, poor, etc.) show

To attempt, do, or perform something to the degree specified before "show." Every year just before Christmas, the city carolers put on a wonderful show in front of city hall. Though they were heavily favored to win, the team put on a pretty poor show.
See also: on, put, show

put on a good, poor, wonderful, etc. show

make a good, poor, etc. attempt at doing something, especially in spite of difficulties: Considering that the children had no help, they put on a marvellous show.
See also: on, put, show