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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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strut out

1. To walk out (of some place) in a vain, swaggering, or pompous manner. Janet strutted out of the office after closing a deal with one of the wealthiest financial firms in the world. The singer strutted out like a true superstar, oozing charisma and confidence.
2. To bring someone or something out for public display in order to impress others. In this usage, 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.
See also: out, strut

strut around

To walk around (some place) in a vain, swaggering, or pompous manner. I felt so awesome in my new leather jack that I couldn't help but strut around. I hate the way Janet's been strutting around the office ever since her promotion.
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strut in

To walk in(to some place) in a vain, swaggering, or pompous manner. You'd swear Tom was running the whole company from the way he strutted in the office after his promotion. Janet strutted in sporting Gucci sunglasses and a new Louis Vuitton bag.
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strut into

To walk into some place in a vain, swaggering, or pompous manner. You'd swear Tom was running the whole company from the way he strutted into the office after his promotion. Janet strutted into class sporting Gucci sunglasses and a new Louis Vuitton bag.
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strut out of (some place)

To walk out of some place in a vain, swaggering, or pompous manner. Janet strutted out of the office after closing a deal with one of the wealthiest financial firms in the world. The singer strutted out like a true superstar, oozing charisma and confidence.
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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!
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strut (one's) stuff

Slang
To behave or perform in an ostentatious manner; show off.
See also: strut, stuff