make an appearance


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make an appearance

To visit or appear at some place or event for a brief amount of time, especially as a courtesy or for the sake of politeness. We really should make an appearance at my cousin's party—it would be pretty rude not to while we're in town like this. The movie visited the hospital when a young fan dying of leukemia asked her to make an appearance.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

make an appearance

to appear; to appear in a performance. We waited for thirty minutes for the professor to make an appearance, then we went home. The famous singing star made an appearance in Detroit last August.
See also: appearance, make
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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