make a spectacle of yourself

make a spectacle of yourself
make a spectacle of (yourself) to do something that attracts people's attention and makes you look stupid.

She did not scream and shout or otherwise make a spectacle of herself.

Related vocabulary: make a fool of yourself

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • make a spectacle of yourself — phrase to bring attention to yourself by behaving in an embarrassing way in public Thesaurus: to boast or show offsynonym Main entry: spectacle * * * make a spectacle of yourself : to do something in front of other people that is very… …   Useful english dictionary

  • make a spectacle of yourself — to bring attention to yourself by behaving in an embarrassing way in public …   English dictionary

  • make a fool of yourself — make a fool of (yourself) to do something which makes you appear ridiculous. If you re afraid to make a fool of yourself, you will never be a successful performer. My former husband thought it was fun to make a fool of me. Related vocabulary:… …   New idioms dictionary

  • make a spectacle of — (yourself) to do something that attracts people s attention and makes you look stupid. She did not scream and shout or otherwise make a spectacle of herself. Related vocabulary: make a fool of yourself …   New idioms dictionary

  • make a fool of — (yourself) to do something which makes you appear ridiculous. If you re afraid to make a fool of yourself, you will never be a successful performer. My former husband thought it was fun to make a fool of me. Related vocabulary: make a spectacle… …   New idioms dictionary

  • spectacle — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ dramatic, grand (esp. BrE), great, magnificent ▪ sad, sorry, unedifying (esp. BrE) ▪ the sad spectacle of him struggling t …   Collocations dictionary

  • spectacle — spec|ta|cle [ˈspektəkəl] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: Latin spectaculum, from spectare; SPECTATOR] 1.) a very impressive show or scene ▪ a multimedia dance and opera spectacle 2.) [usually singular] an unusual or interesting thing or …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • spectacle — spec|ta|cle [ spektəkl ] noun ** count or uncount an unusual, exciting, or impressive event or sight: Watching a lion chase its prey is one of nature s most exciting spectacles. a. count or uncount an exciting and impressive public event or… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • spectacle — noun (C) 1 a very impressive show or scene: The military parade was a magnificent spectacle. 2 (usually singular) an unusual thing or situation to be seen or noticed (+ of): the curious spectacle of a cat actually chasing a dog 3 make a spectacle …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • spectacle */*/ — UK [ˈspektək(ə)l] / US noun Word forms spectacle : singular spectacle plural spectacles [countable/uncountable] an unusual, exciting, or impressive event or sight Watching a lion chase its prey is one of nature s most exciting spectacles. a)… …   English dictionary

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