make a spectacle of (oneself)

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make a spectacle of (oneself)

To attract attention by foolish or conspicuous behavior. Katie made a spectacle of herself at the New Year's Eve party by confronting her ex-boyfriend in front of all the other guests. Darren's so clumsy that he tends to make a spectacle of himself everywhere he goes.
See also: make, of, spectacle

make allowance(s)

 (for someone or something)
1. to allow time, space, food, etc., for someone or something. When planning the party, please make allowances for John and his family. I'm making allowance for ten extra guests.
2. to make excuses or explanations for someone or something; to take into consideration the negative effects of someone or something. You're very late even when we make allowance for the weather. We have to make allowance for the age of the house when we judge its condition.
See also: allowance, make

make a ˈspectacle of yourself

draw attention to yourself by behaving or dressing in a ridiculous way in public: He made a spectacle of himself by shouting at the barman.
See also: make, of, spectacle

make allowance

/allowances for
1. To take into consideration when planning something.
2. To make excuses for or treat with leniency.
See also: allowance, make
References in periodicals archive ?
She only wanted to have fun - and make a spectacle of herself.
Esther replaced Vashti, the king's first wife, whom he dismissed when she refused to make a spectacle of herself before the king and his court (1:1-2:18).