let (one's) emotions show

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let (one's) emotions show

To allow one's emotions to be on display to others; to let other people see how one is feeling (about something). He is normally a very composed, reserved fellow, but he'll let his emotions show if ever you say a disparaging remark about his sister. She held it together for the whole funeral, but she they started talking about her childhood with her father, she started to let her emotions show.
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let one's emotions show

to be emotional, especially where it is not appropriate. I'm sorry for the outburst. I didn't mean to let my emotions show. Please stop crying. You mustn't let your emotions show.
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He's constantly pacing his technical area, encouraging all the time about pushing on and pressing and not afraid to let his emotions show. It may be a stereotype to talk about passionate Italians, but his hand gestures show sometimes cliches can be true.
"We were all a bit shellshocked and a bit tired at the end and he let his emotions show.
Everyone was a bit tired at the end and he let his emotions show."
It was a day when O'Neill was given plenty to think about and he let his emotions show when Dallas spoke to him on the touchline as tempers threatened to boil over.
Beckham clearly adores his kids and is not to let his emotions show."
THIRSTY: Les takes a sip of mineral water; EMOTION: It's all a bit to much for the star; SADNESS: He seems to be struggling to cope; TEARS: Les decides to let his emotions show