flash around

flash something around

to display something so everyone can see it. (Usually something one would hold in one's hand.) Don't flash your money around on the streets. She flashed around the pictures of her grandchildren every chance she got.
See also: around, flash
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The inside of an arena and a few concrete buildings, with maybe just a quick flash around Cadbury's, what an advert for the fourth city.
Inside an arena and a few concrete buildings, maybe just a quick flash around Cadbury's, what an advert for the fourth city.
My daughter is not an object to flash around or a prized item to put on display.
While 16 vertical strip lights boom and flash around you, the bass throbs in your guts and the synth squelches, squeaks, bleeps and howls, reminiscent of the climax to Raiders Of The Lost Arc where banshees fly out of the golden ottoman and melt Nazi faces; it's glorious, transcendent dance music that can't fail to move you.
If the topic you are challenged with covering is not wholly unique to the sponsor, I would always have a flash around the Internet: it might not turn up anything you can use 'as is' but it's certain to produce ideas.
Odds are there will be some crowding between the quartet and Si Senor can flash around the outside to follow up his first round victory.
Q I plan to add a deck onto my house, but I'm not sure how to flash around the ledger board.
They met in the pub and he gave her a stack of pounds 50 notes in an envelope which she proceeded to flash around.
They have valuable items like mobile phones which they flash around and they fall victim to crime.
We all did it last season andwe can do it again - even if we don't have Premiership money to flash around.
So no suit or any other purchases from Selfridges; no Selfridges label to flash around back home.
The blades occasionally cocked and jammed; flash around the blades scored the mold; and the wedge drivers showed extreme wear after only a few shifts.
That such a minor event can flash around the world is remarkable.
But distress signs began to flash around the bottom bends and she was pipped on the line by Keeley McGee's 7-1 chance Champagne Linda by a short head in 29.
A full 48 hours after our exclusive interview with Sparky, in which he revealed he has no plans to quit his post for the Blackburn Rovers job, our quotes began to flash around the media world.