show (someone or something) around

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show (someone or something) around

1. To introduce and guide someone through some place. This is where you'll be working, but let me show you around the rest of the building. My sister's coming to visit from America so I'm going to show her around.
2. To display something to a variety of different people. He never thought someone would steal his idea when he started showing it around. I'll be showing my paintings around to various art galleries over the weekend.
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show someone around (some place)

to give someone a tour of a place. I'm very glad you've come to work here. Let me show you around so you'll know where things are. Welcome to our town. As soon as you unpack, I'll get someone to show you around.
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show around

To introduce someone to some place by visiting various locations: The real estate agent showed us around the house. The guide showed us around the old part of the city.
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References in classic literature ?
He looked up the laundry for me, and he'll take you out and show you around. If you like it, and think it is worth the price - twelve thousand - let me know and it is yours.
We have a city to be proud of so let us show you around.
Just get comfortable and use all your senses to discover the design and quality of this new model from Toyota, or ask an Auris expert to show you around. Visit the Auris experience at MetroCentre until February 11.
Santa's Elves will let you pat real reindeer, show you around the toy factory where they work, and introduce you to the man himself, before you head off down a 100ft toboggan slide.
Daphne, the all-nude tour operator (she's very Pythonesque and relatively tasteful) will show you around.