expose (one)self

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expose (one)self

To show one's genitals in a public setting. A: "Did you hear that someone got busted for exposing himself at the mall?" B: "No! I'm really glad I stayed home today."
See also: expose
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The Russians, on the contrary, ought according to tactics to have attacked in mass, but in fact they split up into small units, because their spirit had so risen that separate individuals, without orders, dealt blows at the French without needing any compulsion to induce them to expose themselves to hardships and dangers.
The answer is obvious: The weakness of most of the members, who are unwilling to expose themselves to the mercy of foreign powers; the weakness of most of the principal members, compared with the formidable powers all around them; the vast weight and influence which the emperor derives from his separate and heriditary dominions; and the interest he feels in preserving a system with which his family pride is connected, and which constitutes him the first prince in Europe; -- these causes support a feeble and precarious Union; whilst the repellant quality, incident to the nature of sovereignty, and which time continually strengthens, prevents any reform whatever, founded on a proper consolidation.
Those of the young girls who resort to this method of heightening their charms, never expose themselves selves to the rays of the sun; an observance, however, that produces little or no inconvenience, since there are but few of the inhabited portions of the vale which are not shaded over with a spreading canopy of boughs, so that one may journey from house to house, scarcely deviating from the direct course, and yet never once see his shadow cast upon the ground.
High heads expose themselves from afar, and the cardinal is longsighted.
To Elizabeth it appeared that, had her family made an agreement to expose themselves as a much as a they could during the evening, it would have been impossible for them to play their parts with more spirit or finer success; and happy did she think it for Bingley and her sister that some of the exhibition had escaped his notice, and that his feelings were not of a sort to be much distressed by the folly which he must have witnessed.
Hartright attempted to assert that identity, they would publicly expose themselves to the imputation of sustaining a rank deception, they would be distrusted and discredited accordingly, and they would therefore be powerless to place my interests or Percival's secret in jeopardy.
If they persist in accompanying me, I must make the interview as brief as possible, and be content that, for their own sakes, they will not expose themselves.
There was always filthy old guys who would expose themselves.
The pervert, who was a maths teacher at Hutchesons' Grammar School in Glasgow, convinced kids to expose themselves to him by playing a game on the web.
A Paisley teacher has appeared in court charged with hoarding child sex abuse photos - and making kids expose themselves to him.
The paedophile, of Oriel Road, Tranmere, convinced two victims to expose themselves and did likewise himself.
These missions cost Macedonia some 80 million euros, while Macedonia's soldiers expose themselves to numerous combat risks.
While some of the hazards that young people may expose themselves to are obvious, others are less so.
Summary: British Olympic athletes have been advised not to shake hands in case they expose themselves to bugs.
One of your Tory contributors described themselves as clowns, how apt as they only expose themselves to ridicule every time they put pen to paper.