parade by

parade by

1. To walk, march, or pass by (someone or something) in a showy, ostentatious fashion, typically to flaunt something or gain others' attention. He kept parading by my desk trying to get me to notice his brand new Rolex watch. Ugh, I hate the way they parade by our school like that after they win a football game.
2. To flaunt or exhibit someone or something in a showy, ostentatious fashion in front of someone else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "parade" and "by." My dad always tried to parade me by his boss when I went to work with him. I guess he wanted to show he was a family man.
See also: by, parade

parade by (someone)

to march past someone in a parade or as if in a parade. The soldiers paraded by the commander in chief. Looking quite sharp, they paraded by.
See also: by, parade
References in classic literature ?
They marched him back to the parade by the way they had brought him, and there they halted, among a body of soldiers, at least twice as numerous as that which had taken him prisoner in the afternoon.
He faintly sniffed the atmosphere of a certain sort of seaside town that be did not specially care about, and, looking ahead along the parade by the sea, he saw something that put the matter beyond a doubt.
It is in this light that questions about the historical 'shape' of Irish-American identity and its constituent factors can be asked of the parade by historians, and highly suggestive answers given: ritual is in part the performance of identity, and the historian can 'get inside a group's head' with some certainty if he or she focuses on ritual enactments of self.