expose (oneself)

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expose (oneself)

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."
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expose

someone or an animal to a disease; to place someone or an animal near a source of a disease Try to expose your children to chicken pox while they are young. It's horrible when you are an adult. He accidentally exposed his sheep to an infected animal.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Chapter 7 ('The Fallen Self) deals with the fragmented and disappearing post-modern self (Peyton, Richter, Warhol, Cindy Sherman, Yasamasa Morimura), as well as the exposed self (Nan Goldin, Tracy Emin) and the scientific self (Mark Quinn, Gary Schneider, Rauschenberg, de la Mora).
The disquiet about an exposed self and the conflicting desires for authenticity and freedom, which haunt Existenz and Being John Malkovich (and our Geek friends), are the real meat of Fight Club.