show and tell


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show and tell

a session where objects are presented and described. (Essentially a kindergarten or grade school activity, but often used figuratively.) It was a short lecture with lots of show and tell. I can't take another show and tell session.
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show and tell

A public presentation or display, as in It was a terrible bore, what with their show and tell of every last detail about their trip around the world . This expression originated in the 1940s to describe a learning exercise for young children, in which each child in a group brings some object to show the others and talks about it.
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show and tell

If someone does a show and tell, they show people something and talk about it. Leading developers of software will provide technical show and tell sessions of their products. Note: Show and tell can also be used as a verb. This new video conferencing system lets you show and tell, not just talk and stare. Note: The origin of this expression is a school activity for young children called show and tell, in which a child brings an interesting item to school and tells the other children about it.
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show and tell

n. a session where objects are presented and described. (Essentially a kindergarten or grade school activity.) It was a short lecture with lots of show and tell.
See also: and, show, tell