make an appearance

make an appearance
make an appearance
to appear; to appear in a performance. •

We waited for thirty minutes for the professor to make an appearance, then we went home.

The famous singing star made an appearance in Detroit last August.

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Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • make an appearance — show up, be present, attend (i.e. an event, meeting, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • make an appearance — появиться где л., заглянуть куда л. (ненадолго) It was ten o clock when he finally made an aррearance …   Idioms and examples

  • put make an appearance — put in/make/an appearance phrase to go somewhere for a short time, especially because you feel you have an obligation to go there I think I ought to put in an appearance at the office before lunch. Thesaurus: to arrive in a place, or to enter a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • appearance — ap·pear·ance n 1: the presentation of oneself in court as a party to or as an attorney for a party to a lawsuit; also: a document filed in court by an attorney declaring his or her representation of a party to a lawsuit see also general… …   Law dictionary

  • appearance — [ə pir′əns] n. [ME aparaunce < OFr aparance < LL apparentia < apparere, APPEAR] 1. the act or an instance of appearing 2. the look or outward aspect of a person or thing 3. anything that appears; thing seen 4. Archaic an apparition 5 …   English World dictionary

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