To show someone (up)

Submitted by Ww Ww on 23.11.2017

To show someone (up) (English) — The expression 'to show someone' means to embarrass them, to intend to embarrass someone by exceeding them in an act, a performance. To try to or to make someone appear stupid and make them uncomfortable. "I'll show him", are words of vengeance. The idea to belittle them as a result. Often this intent goes unfulfilled.

English, explained by Ww Ww on Thu, 23/11/2017 - 22:12