To show off

to exhibit ostentatiously.
to make a show; to display one's self.

See also: Show, Show

References in classic literature ?
Steward expected something of him, wanted him to show off.
I've had the boys practicing this long time, privately; and just hungry for a chance to show off.
I wrote it thinking it would sound very witty; but now that I have seen myself that I only wanted to show off in a despicable way--I will not scratch it out on purpose
The robin flew from his swinging spray of ivy on to the top of the wall and he opened his beak and sang a loud, lovely trill, merely to show off.
He was just enough civilized to show off his outlandishness in the strangest possible manner.
We stood about fifteen and a half hands high; we were therefore just as good for riding as we were for driving, and our master used to say that he disliked either horse or man that could do but one thing; and as he did not want to show off in London parks, he preferred a more active and useful kind of horse.
He did not care about his soldiers, he did not care about the theatre; he only liked to go out walking to show off his new clothes.
It was evident that, having devoted a great deal of trouble to improve and beautify his home, Vronsky felt a need to show off the improvements to a new person, and was genuinely delighted at Darya Alexandrovna's praise.
It's nice to have accomplishments and be elegant, but not to show off or get perked up," said Amy thoughtfully.
CHILDREN from three Huddersfield primary schools had the chance to show off their acting talents with a special performance for parents and teachers.
Jennifer Aniston turned heads a figure flattering gold vintage Galliano dress at the 2015 SAG awards, and the Cake actress seemed happy to show off her assets
Those drivers used to show off in front of the police before driving away because they thought the police would not be able to identify them," he said.