show-tell

show and tell

noun
1.
an activity for young children, especially in school, in which each participant produces an object of unusual interest and tells something about it.
2.
Facetious. any informative presentation or demonstration, as to introduce a new product or divulge and explain a special plan.

Origin:
1950–55

show-and-tell, adjective
show-and-teller, noun
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show and tell definition


  1. n.
    a session where objects are presented and described. (Essentially a kindergarten or grade school activity.) : It was a short lecture with lots of show and tell.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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