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strut (one's) stuff

To act or perform with brazen, ostentatious confidence. After a year of training, he went up onto the stage to strut his stuff. Members of the gay community strutted their stuff from one end of the city to the other for the annual pride festival.
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strut around

to stride around pompously. Stop strutting around in your new jeans and get to work! Tex was strutting around, showing off his new boots.
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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.
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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.
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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]
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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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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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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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strut out

v.
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.
See also: out, strut

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

strut (one's) stuff

Slang
To behave or perform in an ostentatious manner; show off.
See also: strut, stuff
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The spring of 1917, saw the first appearance of the Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter in Russia.
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I set up in a strut zone, looking for a late strutter heading to roost.
The two gobblers were not far behind and I pulled the trigger on the strutter at a mere 17 yards--all while laying prone in grass three inches tall.
Some people are born to stride and pace; Matt Chapman, Sir Robert's ATR colleague, is almost certainly a vigorous strutter and Nick Luck, their bitter RUK rival, is known to stroll louchely, but the amble is the only natural gait for the man his friends call Sir Robert.
Some hunters aim for the vitals on broadside turkeys, but visualizing the bull's-eye on a fluffed-up, broadside strutter can be nearly impossible.