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strut (one's) stuff
To act or perform with brazen, ostentatious confidence. I swear these dogs know they're being judged—look how they strut their stuff! After a year of training, he went up onto the stage to strut his stuff.
To bring someone or something out for public display in order to impress others. A noun or pronoun can be used between "strut" and "out." As the first professional women's team in the sport, we were constantly being strutted out for publicity events and news conferences. Dan looks for any excuse to strut out his vintage car.
to stride around pompously. Stop strutting around in your new jeans and get to work! Tex was strutting around, showing off his new boots.
strut in (to some place)
to stride pompously into a place. He strutted into the house as if he owned the place. Betty strutted in and sat down.
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strut one's stuff
Sl. to walk proudly and show off one's best features or talents. Get out there on that stage and strut your stuff! I'm going to strut my stuff and become a star.
strut out of
some place to stride pompously or showily out of some place. The clowns strutted out of the tent and joined the parade through the big top. Tex strutted out of the saloon and got on his horse.
strut one's stuff
Behave or perform in an ostentatious manner, show off, as in The skaters were out, strutting their stuff. This expression uses strut in the sense of "display in order to impress others." [Slang; first half of 1900s]
strut your stuffINFORMAL
COMMON If you strut your stuff, you do something which you know you are good at in a proud and confident way in order to impress other people. He was the type of guy who liked to show off and strut his stuff. This weekend, in parades across the nation, Irish Americans are strutting their stuff.
strut your stuffdance or behave in a lively, confident way. informal
1998 Country Life London is a place to hide in, to get lost in; New York is a stage on which to strut your stuff.
ˌstrut your ˈstuff(informal) proudly show your ability, especially at dancing or performing: I saw you at the club last night, strutting your stuff on the dance floor!
To display something in order to impress others: Don't strut out your resume until you have more accomplishments to list. I couldn't wait to put on my new suit and strut it out at work.
strut one’s stuff
tv. to walk proudly and show off one’s best features or talents. Get out there on that stage and strut your stuff!
strut (one's) stuffSlang
To behave or perform in an ostentatious manner; show off.