show and tell


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show and tell

A visual presentation accompanied by an oral explanation. After every trip they take, Sarah and Mark always invite us over for show and tell with the photos they took. I'm bringing my daddy's medal of honor in for show and tell tomorrow. I hate these meetings—it's just show and tell with a bunch of charts and graphs.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

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
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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