all show


all show
artificial, having little or no substance, put on airs
  

When he gets angry and yells at us, it's all show, just to scare us.


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  • All\ Show,\ No\ Go — A car that looks flashy, with an expensive paintjob, chrome running gear, blue shop lights stuck to the undercarriage, tinted windows, shiny 20 inch wheels, deck stripes, and a gold chain license plate frame but still has an anemic 4 banger under …   Dictionary of american slang

  • All\ Show,\ No\ Go — A car that looks flashy, with an expensive paintjob, chrome running gear, blue shop lights stuck to the undercarriage, tinted windows, shiny 20 inch wheels, deck stripes, and a gold chain license plate frame but still has an anemic 4 banger under …   Dictionary of american slang

  • all show and no go — np Flashy but can t do anything. He thinks he s the chief but he s all show and no go. 1970s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • Show Boat — Infobox Musical name = Show Boat boxwidth = 21em image size = 0 caption = Window card for the 1994 revival music = Jerome Kern lyrics = Oscar Hammerstein II book = Oscar Hammerstein II basis = Edna Ferber s 1926 novel Show Boat productions=1927… …   Wikipedia

  • show — [[t]ʃo͟ʊ[/t]] ♦ shows, showing, showed, shown 1) VERB If something shows that a state of affairs exists, it gives information that proves it or makes it clear to people. [V that] Research shows that a high fibre diet may protect you from bowel… …   English dictionary

  • show — v. & n. v. (past part. shown or showed) 1 intr. & tr. be, or allow or cause to be, visible; manifest; appear (the buds are beginning to show; white shows the dirt). 2 tr. (often foll. by to) offer, exhibit, or produce (a thing) for scrutiny etc.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • show — [[t]ʃoʊ[/t]] v. showed, shown showed, show•ing, 1) to cause or allow to be seen; exhibit; display 2) sbz to present or perform as a public entertainment or spectacle: to show a movie[/ex] 3) to indicate; point out: to show the way[/ex] 4) to… …   From formal English to slang

  • all hat and no cattle — pretending to be important and rich, all show    If a man buys things he can t pay for, he s all hat and no cattle …   English idioms

  • All That (season 10) — All That, Season 10 Country of origin United States No. of episodes 12 Broadcast Original channel Nickelodeon, TEENick (block) …   Wikipedia

  • Show jumping — Show jumping, also known as stadium jumping or jumpers, is a member of a family of English riding equestrian events that also includes dressage, eventing, hunters and equitation. Jumping classes are commonly seen at horse shows throughout the… …   Wikipedia