show the way

show the way

To guide someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "show" and "the." I've never been here before, so you need to show me the way. Your leadership has always shown the way for our company.
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show the way

Guide, as in This division has shown the way to bigger profits. This expression transfers the physical sense of guiding one in a particular direction. [Early 1500s] Also see lead the way.
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show the ˈway

do something first so that other people can follow: The future lies in changing the way we do business, and this Internet company is showing the way.
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This book, then, is an attempt to show the ways in which antitrust economics can gain from the fields of innovation and managerial studies.
Although none of the contributors says specifically, it seems the conceit of the volume is to show the ways in which the history of the family in South Asia developed differently from the well-known history of the family that we know about from Lawrence Stone, Lynn Hunt, Nancy Cott, Leonore Davidoff and Catherine Hall, and others.
After analyzing how postfeminist discourses emphasing "individual choice" justify GGW as a mode of female empowerment, Pitcher turns to a complementary textual analysis of GGW's role-reversal counterpart, Guys Gone Wild to show the ways in which this "mirror image" text ultimate reinforces the structure of exploitation in the original.
The self-portraits show the ways in which people seeking asylum ( or with experience of being a refugee ( choose to represent themselves and the things that matter to them.
The authors effectively show the ways in which schools and society have evolved in recent decades and put forth a persuasive argument for the need to provide children with the information, skills, and habits of mind necessary to survive in this new world.
In this paper, I will examine a number of old and new films to show the ways in which New York City has been portrayed, the issues that are raised, the narrative strategies practiced, and the implications for how future films might treat the events of September 11.
Higher education funding in Romania is described to show the ways in which an Eastern European country in transition has adopted Western European methods of state and nonstate funding for its universities.
The indexes clearly show the ways that the State and local economies of New York, New Jersey, and New York City diverged from the national business cycle.
But the essays go beyond a one-sided investigation of cultural appropriation and show the ways in which black and white cultures influence and borrow from one another.
The illustrations and text show the ways famous artists have found to depict birds.
Educators and education, philosophy, and Native American and world indigenous peoples scholars based in the US, New Zealand, and Canada present experiential narratives and personal histories from different communities around the world, to show the ways to integrate the individual with the community and the secular with the sacred.
72) Bachin's purpose here is not so much to provide a detailed historical overview of the creation of the University of Chicago, although she does do that, but rather to show the ways in which contending elites held competing values whose ultimate resolution was reflected in both the built environment and the creation of a new public culture for Progressive-era America.
Green, scholars from Britain, Germany and North America follow Green's insistence on the conjunction of medieval orality and literacy and show the ways this approach can open new areas for investigation and help to reformulate old problems.
Olson combines genetic arguments with the history of medicine and the history of appearance more generally to show the ways in which the cultural meaning of the breast--and of its treatment--have been constructed over time.
The authors show the ways the artful arrangement and adornment of everyday objects and plants expresses the makers' experiences as well as cultural traditions.