The new owners of Harrods—the Qatari royal family—have tastefully removed any mention of “engagement” from the display.
But a second, more pragmatic Obama has also been on display, more Henry Kissinger-realist than McGovernik-romantic.
The standard, unwavering support for any and every Israeli action was on display.
late 13c., "unfurl" (a banner, etc.), from Old French desploiir (Modern French déployer) "unfold, unfasten, spread out" (of knots, sealed letters, etc.), from Latin displicare "to scatter," from dis- "un-, apart" (see dis-) + plicare "to fold" (see ply (v.1)).
Properly of sails or flags (and unconnected to play); meaning "reveal, exhibit" is late 14c. Related: Displayed; displaying.
1580s, "description," from display (v.). Meaning "exhibition" is from 1680s.