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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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At first I am wary, because it looks scary to be exposing oneself in social media.
Exposing oneself to different people, cultures and places is the best way to promote and understand tolerance and this is how the UAE's artist community is marking the Year of Tolerance through their month-long Beyond Borders exhibition.
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This begins with a deliberate, conscious process of mental disengagement from such milieu and exposing oneself to environments and people that help to engage with contagious positivity.
Acknowledging the courage needed to speak before an audience Amelie Yan-Gouiffes described the act of public speaking as exposing oneself to others and finding your unique individual identity or your 'inner diamond', adding that the idea of public speaking is not exclusively related to speeches but also is important for small presentations, sales-pitches, interviews and networking.
A generous intake of vitamin D not only through food and tabs but more importantly by exposing oneself to the morning and evening sunlight is very essential for healthy bones.
It, instead, relies upon the abilities, skills, and resources of the creative thinker, and developing a creative mind is reliant on exposing oneself to new ideas and ways of thinking, as well as practicing those ways of thinking.
Speaking of songwriting earlier, Taylor says being one also means exposing oneself to every emotion possible.
However, our students did not rate activities such as exposing oneself in public, having sex with animals, or becoming aroused by obscene phone calls as any more typical after the class (see Table 1 for means, significance levels and effect sizes).
As he points out in his fascinating new book , games embody a paradox: we prefer to experience success rather than failure; we enjoy games; yet games involve repeatedly exposing oneself to failure.
Cancer risk factors that a person can control include smoking, being overweight or obese, drinking too much alcohol, and exposing oneself to other sexually transmitted cancer-causing viruses by not wearing condoms during sex.
Pillories, then, were relatively rare by the 19th century, and typically deployed to punish a moral transgression such as sexual assault or exposing oneself.
The last main chapter (115-139) is dedicated to the practice of exposing oneself to the blazing sun or burning oneself in order to pray for rain.
In Oregon, the law focuses on "indecency" - acts of sexual intercourse or exposing oneself with the intent to arouse sexual desire in another person who is not an intimate partner or housemate.
Gluttony is a venial sin when one yields to the pleasure of eating and drinking in an immoderate manner, yet without falling into grave excess, and without exposing oneself to violate a grave precept.