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if you've got it, flaunt it

If you possess some trait or attribute, you should use it or display it with pride and to your advantage. Girl, don't you dare wear that oversized T-shirt to the pool party. If you've got it, flaunt it! Forget about the sober atmosphere where you work. Your quick wit can only be an asset in the office. If you've got it, flaunt it!
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if you’ve ˌgot it, ˈflaunt it

(humorous, saying) used to tell somebody that they should not be afraid of allowing other people to see their qualities and abilities: Don’t worry about what other people think! As my grandmother always used to say, ‘if you’ve got it, flaunt it’!
Flaunt means to show something that you are proud of to other people, in order to impress them.
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Sharing the Sage stage with Daly were fellow-founding member Eddie Lundon on guitar and vocals, virtuoso bass player Gazza Johnson, who played on Flaunt The Imperfection, and four crack session musicians.
Rivera: "The fact that he might have been a police officer at the time the offense was committed does not give him license to flaunt the clear dictates of the law." (That's 889 F.2d 1029, 1031.)
With every passing day, Kim hasn't so much flaunted her body as her booty (the bank type not the backside type).
FLAUNT IT: Purple party dress from Red Herring, above, and, left, beaded dress from East DRESS TO IMPRESS: Sequin trim, one shoulder ruched dress, above, from Jane Norman and, left, maxi dress from Oli KNIT ONE: Knitwearfringed party dress from M&S DAZZLING: Silver brocade party dress from Olivia Rubin at House of Fraser and, left, sequin dress from Freemans LEG IT: Jacket, bloomers, lace leggings and boots from River Island PRETTY: Print dress from Apricot WRAPPED UP: Lace and satin dress, faux fur tipped coat from Primark GLAM IT UP: Baroque dress and accessories all by F&F at Tesco
"Flaunting the Law" (sic) is either a deeply recursive word play, in the incomprehensible manner of Proust's aunts, or more likely, someone really didn't know the difference between flaunt and flout.
The remainder of her introductory chapter addresses other relevant definitions ("fashion," "art," "publish," and "flaunt," among others) as she differentiates her study from earlier scholarly works, and argues for a defiant aesthetics, practiced by the above-mentioned youthful subculture.
Neutrogena Cosmetics' "Flaunt Your Inner Celebrity" Contest will award one lucky consumer a celebrity-style makeover and photo shoot.
Like Ulla in The Producers says, 'If you got it, flaunt it!' I found a way to flaunt what I got.
How dare the writer postulate that gay people "flaunt" their orientation in others' faces.
He wanted to look as he appeared on the battlefield." Showing off his dirty boots had become a way to flaunt work ethic and war prowess.
Bishop Ignatius Kaigama, Catholic archbishop of Jos, said: "We in Africa talk about beauty of character, person and culture, and do not try to exhibit and flaunt our nakedness in a very immodest manner."
Young and old alike are fascinated by the unabashed, in-your-face rock 'n' roll lifestyle that the Osbournes willingly flaunt on screen.
"He seemed lost at times, the direction of his life unclear, but then he could turn around and flaunt his prophetic conviction."