show signs of

show signs of (something)

To exhibit characteristics or traits indicative or suggestive of something. The economy has shown signs of decline in the last couple of months. The patient is showing all the usual signs of infection, except that there is no fever whatsoever.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

show signs of something

to show hints or indications of something. I let the horse run at full speed until it began to show signs of tiring. Sally is showing signs of going to sleep.
See also: of, show, sign
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

show signs of

Exhibit indications or hints of, as in She definitely shows signs of accepting the appointment, or Terry's health shows no signs of improvement. [Late 1400s]
See also: of, show, sign
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.
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Cattle with chronic liver fluke infection typically show signs of chronic weightloss and diarrhoea.
But the group said despite the rebound, the market continued to show signs of a slowdown, with the less volatile three-month growth rate dropping to 0.5% for the three months to October 6, the lowest quarterly rise since the winter of 2005.
BOSTON, MA -- Children in low income families that receive public housing subsidies are less likely to show signs of undernutrition than those of comparable families not receiving housing subsidies, especially if the family is not only low income but also food insecure, a group of American researchers reported.
People who sunbathe regularly can show signs of photoaging, such as wrinkles and sagging skin, before age 30.
Speculators wonder when that nation's frenzied economic growth will begin to show signs of a slowdown.
Specifically, there was little new construction, properties started to show signs of leasing up and rents continued to increase.
While the national commercial real estate market begins to show signs of a full market recovery, New Jersey is actually leading the way, far outpacing our neighboring states in terms of job growth, economic expansion and the state of the commercial real estate market.
HOUSE price growth remained sluggish during September as the market continued to show signs of slowing.
Looking at the national picture, overall price growth remained subdued during September as the market continued to show signs of slowing down, according to the Nationwide Building Society.
Replace ropes with wire strands that show signs of pitting.
"The network processing market continues to show signs of sequential growth, and as a pioneer in this industry, we feel very proud to contribute to its ongoing success with five generations of leading solutions," said Tom Tullie, senior vice-president of worldwide sales and WAN business for AMCC.
Also, a report from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine finds kids odds of becoming obese double when they show signs of depression.
Reefs where fishing has been banned or restricted show signs of recovery.
Unemployment still remains high and corporate profits have yet to show signs of recovery.
In a monthly economic report last week, the government said the Japanese economy is beginning to show signs of bottoming out on progress in adjustment of industrial inventories and improved overseas economic conditions.