show around

show (someone or something) around

1. To introduce and guide someone through some place. This is where you'll be working, but let me show you around the rest of the building. My sister's coming to visit from America so I'm going to show her around.
2. To display something to a variety of different people. He never thought someone would steal his idea when he started showing it around. I'll be showing my paintings around to various art galleries over the weekend.
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show someone around (some place)

to give someone a tour of a place. I'm very glad you've come to work here. Let me show you around so you'll know where things are. Welcome to our town. As soon as you unpack, I'll get someone to show you around.
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show around

To introduce someone to some place by visiting various locations: The real estate agent showed us around the house. The guide showed us around the old part of the city.
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Sixteen more ordinary Brits are to be abandoned on an uninhabited Pacific island in the toughest survival show around.
Many locals grow their own plants which go on show around the village.
He pinched it in the 90s while filming hit travel show Around The World In 80 Days.
She said: "I can't wait to performmy new show around Britain.
Tories also claim bureaucracy is hampering the ability of police to patrol the streets and Home Office figures show around 40% of the region's officers are not on frontline duties.
Government figures are expected to show around 100, 000 homeless households are in temporary accommodation.
STUDENTS from Warwickshire College are working with Warwick-based playwright and puppeteer Campbell Perry to put on a puppet show around the county telling children to respect those of different races and the disabled.
Home Office statistics show around three-quarters of asylum applications are made by people from countries like Sudan where conflicts are occurring,
THE Racing Post has made its feelings plain about the hopeless planning which allowed the William Hill Blue Riband to be overshadowed by other events, but it was rubbing salt into the wound when Hall Green included a routine maiden event in last night's Sky show around the final.
These resins show around 30% haze, with correspondingly low surface gloss.
Guitarist Dave Gilmour has been out on the road this year, and Pink Floyd fans will be getting a double treat as bass player Roger Waters takes his Dark Side Of The Moon show around the European circuit next year.
Separate figures show around 3,000 small shops closed in the last two years.
A THEATRE fan has spent more than pounds 80,000 following her favourite show around the country - but she saw it first in Coventry.