make (oneself) conspicuous

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make (oneself) conspicuous

To draw attention to or make obvious one's presence, influence, or contribution. My little brother can't stand being ignored, so he goes out of his way to make himself conspicuous whenever we're around other people. Having made a name for herself with her auteur directing, the major film producer always makes herself conspicuous in anything she helps create.
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make oneself conspicuous

to attract attention to oneself. Please don't make yourself conspicuous. It embarrasses me. Ann makes herself conspicuous by wearing brightly colored clothing.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"Monsieur, it is of course an excellent plan to encourage effort in young people by making conspicuous the progress of any particularly industrious pupil; but do you not think that in the present instance, Mdlle.
"Anna Hazare keeps making conspicuous statements all the time.
With the recession making conspicuous consumption way out of vogue, the types of lavish Caribbean projects that tend to be smaller and rely partly on residences are on their way out and might never come back, according to Marriott President Arne Sorenson.
We invitees might have contributed a measure of shame by stripping, posing beside the models, making conspicuous our clumsiness and discomfort.