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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.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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

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]
See also: strut, stuff
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.

strut your stuff

INFORMAL
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.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

strut your stuff

dance 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.
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

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!
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

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!
See also: strut, stuff
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

strut (one's) stuff

Slang
To behave or perform in an ostentatious manner; show off.
See also: strut, stuff
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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