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be for show

To be done merely for the sake of appearance, rather than being genuine or sincere. Edward always carries a lot of highly literary books around with him, but it's all for show so he can appear smarter to other people. The items in the window are just for show, so I'm afraid I can't sell them to you.
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do something/be for ˈshow

do something/be done to attract attention or admiration, and for no other purpose: That expensive computer is just for show; he doesn’t really know how to use it.
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I am for shows (when it comes to high-end shows what in the media here are loosely being described as 'couture' shows) that are highly individualistic as it happens in Paris where the fashion designer choose the location of his/her choice, invite those who he/she wants and present his/her show in the most stunning manner.