Definition of make a spectacle of oneself in US English:

make a spectacle of oneself

phrase

  • Draw attention to oneself by behaving in a ridiculous way in public.

    • ‘She couldn't believe she was making a spectacle of herself like this.’
    • ‘Some of them were making a spectacle of themselves, particularly Rebecca.’
    • ‘I would like to try novel-writing, but I don't think I've got the confidence not to make a spectacle of myself.’
    • ‘There's no need to make a spectacle of yourself in front of company.’
    • ‘I was shy and preferred to not make a spectacle of myself in public places.’
    • ‘He says he is no good without them, as he would only make a spectacle of himself.’
    • ‘Everyone laughed uproariously at this, no doubt making a spectacle of themselves to the other patrons.’
    • ‘He'd have hated making a spectacle of himself like this.’
    • ‘Others were drinking too much and making a spectacle of themselves.’
    • ‘It could be us falling over and making a spectacle of ourselves in public.’
    exhibition, laughing stock, fool, curiosity
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