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.
See also: around, show
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: around, show
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
See also: around, show
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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