wear (something) on (your) sleeve

wear (something) on (your) sleeve
wear (something) on (your) sleeve to make your feelings or beliefs known to everyone.

Some people feel the need to wear their patriotism on their sleeve.

Usage notes: often used in the form wear your heart on your sleeve - to make your emotions known to others:

I don't like wearing my heart on my sleeve.


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