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To suddenly arise or emerge, as of a situation or opportunity. When the opportunity for a great job like this presents itself, you have to apply. You just might get it! A: "Come on, Bill—the chance to make this kind of money doesn't present itself every day!" B: "Rob, you'd have to pay me to take part in this cockamamie scheme."
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To behave in a way that ideally fosters a particular view of oneself in other people. A: "How did he present himself in the interview?" B: "Not well. He was disorganized and, frankly, kind of rude." The candidate presented himself as a stark contrast to the incumbent president throughout his campaign.
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present someone (to someone) (at something)
to introduce someone to someone at some event. They presented him to the queen at her birthday party. I will present you to the rest of the committee.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
- all present and accounted for
- all present and correct
- at present
- at the present moment
- at the present time
- for the moment
- for the present
- live in the present
- make a present of (something)
- make a present of something
- no time like the present
- no time like the present, there's
- on a silver platter
- on present form
- present (itself)
- present (one) with (something)
- present (oneself)
- present (something) to (one)
- present as (someone or something)
- present company excepted
- present company excluded
- present to
- the golden age was never the present age
- the present day
- there's no time like the present