to show up

Idiom Definition

"to show up"

to arrive

Idiom Definition - to show up


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to show up

All the decorations and food for a party have been prepared and two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How many people did you invite to the party?

Friend 2:  About thirty.

Friend 1:  How many people do you think will come?

Friend 2:  If twenty people show up, it will be great.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to show up

Two friends are just about to board a plane ...

Friend 1:  The plane is leaving in ten minutes.  Where's Fred?

Friend 2:  I don't know.  We've been planning this holiday for months.  I don't know why he is late.

Friend 1:  I hope he shows up on time to make the plane.  The trip just won't be the same without him.

Friend 2:  I have faith that he will arrive on time.

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to show up - Gerund Form:

Showing up for staff meetings is mandatory.

to show up - Examples:

1)  The reservationist likely won't be at the hotel when you show up and things are screwed up.

2)  That means serious practices -- even when only five players show up -- and real in-game strategy.

3)  That made it possible for me to have my son show up on his own time schedule.

4)  Shareholders, at various times, would call or show up to ask how they could keep their money safe.

5)  They called Jesus when their brother was sick but He didn't show up until four days after he died.

6)  Either they didn't show up at the polls or their votes were not counted.

7)  The stores are packed, and everyone is looking for deals. People show up early and shop with a purpose.

8)  The minor characters who show up for supporting roles are twists on Twain's episodic characters.

9)  Occasionally, employees do not even show up.

10)  Leftists on the other hand show up wearing black masks and shout and scream and throw rocks and smash windows.

11)  I know of some zen monks who show up at protests now and then wearing black robes. In order to qualify this year the small business must show up on

12)  If you live anywhere near Merrimack, NH, we hope you'll show up at Merrimack High School this Saturday morning.

13)  The entire content of your slideshow is indexed and can show up in search results.

14)  It might just be stuck in the moderation queue and should show up in a day or two.

15)  You just need to show up for work. You are automatically enrolled in the plan without having to opt in.

16)  If a lot of students don't show up, it's dispiriting for the ones who do.

17)  That doesn't mean you have to show up in a tuxedo with a dozen roses.

18)  I never had the intention to show up late.

19)  OK, so you are saying the only thing I did right all year was show up on time, yet nobody told me I was doing a crappy job!

20)  My first year of teaching 9 years ago-same school- I had 4 parents show up for open house, 4!