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make an exhibition of (oneself)

To do something that makes one the center of attention, and perhaps makes one look foolish. Please try not to make an exhibition of yourself at the gala. Just read your prepared lines. Vicky is always making an exhibition of herself in the cafeteria by singing along to whatever is playing in her headphones.
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make an exhibition of

oneself to show off; to try to get a lot of attention for oneself. She is not just dancing, she is making an exhibition of herself. Whenever Rudy drinks, he makes an exhibition of himself.
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make an exhibition of oneself

Show off or otherwise embarrass oneself in public, as in When Mike has too much to drink he's apt to make an exhibition of himself. The first recorded use of this term was in Charles Dickens's A Child's History of England (1853).
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make an exhibition of yourself

behave in a very foolish or ill-judged way in public.
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make an exhiˈbition of yourself

(disapproving) behave in a stupid or an embarrassing way that makes people notice you: She got angry and made a real exhibition of herself at the party.
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His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, President of SCTH, had instructed relevant authorities to cancel the entrance fees to the National Museum in conjunction with the opening of the opening of the 1st Saudi Archeology Convention in an attempt to urge the public to visit the National Museum and the accompanying exhibitions to see the antiquities that highlight the cultural dimension of the Kingdom.
Some of the major international and regional exhibitions hosted by ADNEC include International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX), Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference (UMEX), Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), SIAL Middle East, International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR), Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX), Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, among others.
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Lastly, as part of the overall objectives for the Rodin: A Magnificent Obsession exhibition, the museum set a goal of meeting an exhibition attendance target of 27,600 and a revenue target of CDN$200,200.
The exhibition also features additional photographs commissioned for the fifth anniversary.
To show this diversity, the exhibition will include fossils and life-size models of squamates, as well as live animals.
To enrich the exhibition and to give visitors some idea of the suffering of Jesus Christ, many artifacts, reconstructed according to features found on the Holy Shroud are also on display: the scourge, the crown of thorns, nails, and the lance that pierced His side.
VERGNE: In a sense, there will actually be at least three exhibitions within the 2006 Biennial: a solo exhibition of work by the artist Sturtevant, who duplicates a historic show by Duchamp; a kind of "emergency room" exhibition featuring groups like CAE and DDTV; and "Down by Law," an exhibition organized by the Wrong Gallery to deal with what they call the "dark heroes of the American Dream.
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The now-iconic golden mask that traveled the first time will not be part of the current exhibition, as it would have added unwieldy travel and insurance costs to the exhibition.