parade in front of

parade in front of (someone or something)

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 in front of my desk trying to get me to notice his brand new Rolex watch. Ugh, I hate the way they parade in front of 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 "in." My dad always tried to parade me in front of his boss when I went to work with him. I guess he wanted to show he was a family man.
See also: front, of, parade

parade someone or something in front of someone or something

to exhibit someone or something in front of someone or something, as if in a parade. One by one, the teacher paraded the honor students in front of the parents. The sheriff paraded the suspects in front of the camera. The sheriff paraded the suspects in front of the victim.
See also: front, of, parade
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The son of Montjeu must survive not only the fanfare played as the horses leave the parade ring but also the parade in front of the packed stands and the hubbub from the huge crowd on the Downs without boiling over.
Other troupe favorites include the Gypsies Troupe, the Traditional Indians, the Clowns, and Hugga Bunch, who boldly parade in front of fans and judges in a blaze of vivid color and dance patterns.