make a spectacle of oneself


make a spectacle of oneself
behave in a disreputable or foolish manner in a public place

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • make a spectacle of oneself — ► make a spectacle of oneself draw attention to oneself by behaving in a ridiculous way in public. Main Entry: ↑spectacle …   English terms dictionary

  • make a spectacle of oneself — To behave in a way that attracts attention, ridicule, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑spectacle * * * draw attention to oneself by behaving in a ridiculous way in public …   Useful english dictionary

  • make a spectacle of oneself — verb To embarrass oneself or others in public Syn: make a fool of oneself, make an exhibition of oneself …   Wiktionary

  • make a spectacle of oneself — draw attention to oneself by behaving in a ridiculous way in public. → spectacle …   English new terms dictionary

  • make a spectacle of oneself — idi to behave badly or foolishly in public; be conspicuous for one s poor taste, rudeness, eccentricity, etc …   From formal English to slang

  • make an exhibition of oneself — verb To embarrass oneself or others in public Syn: make a fool of oneself, make a spectacle of oneself …   Wiktionary

  • make a fool of oneself — embarrass oneself, make a spectacle of oneself …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spectacle — ► NOUN ▪ a visually striking performance or display. ● make a spectacle of oneself Cf. ↑make a spectacle of oneself ORIGIN Latin spectaculum public show , from specere to look …   English terms dictionary

  • spectacle — [spek′tə kəl] n. [OFr < L spectaculum < spectare, to behold, freq. of specere, to see: see SPY] 1. something to look at, esp. some strange or remarkable sight; unusual display 2. a public show or exhibition on a grand scale 3. [pl.] Old… …   English World dictionary

  • spectacle — n. show, exhibition 1) to stage a spectacle 2) a dramatic spectacle object of curiosity 3) to make a spectacle of oneself 4) a pitiful spectacle * * * [ spektək(ə)l] [ object of curiosity ] to make a spectacle of oneself [ show, exhibition ] to… …   Combinatory dictionary


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