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show pony

noun
     
show pony plural show ponies [countable]
1 a pony (=small horse) that takes part in a competition which involves jumping fences or being judged on appearance
2 informal someone who is confident and enjoys being with other people, but who often tries to show how clever or skilled they are so that other people will admire them - used humorously [= show-off]

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