1 how sb/sth behaves or performs
good, impressive, respectable, strong
disappointing, disastrous (esp. BrE), dismal, lacklustre/lackluster, poor, weak (esp. AmE)

the party's poor showing in the election

make, put up

The opposing team put up a very strong showing.

improve on

The team will have to improve on today's showing if it is to survive in the competition.

on sb's showing

On its present showing, the party should win the election.

showing against

the euro's strong showing against the dollar

showing by, showing from

It was a great showing by the Brazilian team.

2 of a film/movie, etc.
private, public
late-night, midnight

a midnight showing of a B-movie at the Phoenix


a repeat showing of the series on Channel 9

attend, go to

They attended a private showing of the new Disney movie.

catch, see
get, have, receive
give sth

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