Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

flaunt

flaunt
Meaning(s)
1) display ostentatiously in order to provoke admiration
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • flaunt wealth/status
  • Analysis
    To ‘flaunt’ means to ‘show off’ or put your attributes, wealth, possessions or talents on display in a very obvious way so that others have to take note. You can flaunt wealth, flaunt designer clothing or flaunt a skill or ability for example. The word ‘flaunt’ has a negative connotation as it can be attention-seeking behaviour or can seem to indicate the person ‘flaunting’ feels superior to others around them. You are more likely to hear this used in social contexts.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. The millionaire flaunted his wealth by buying expensive cars and jewelry.
    2. We know you're rich, there's no need to flaunt it!
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. We are really trying to push this line of products at the moment so flaunt them in front of customers at every possible opportunity.
    2. The employees discovered they were on drastically different salaries when one arrived flaunting an expensive new watch.
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