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on parade

Definition of on parade in English:

1Taking part in a parade: the men of the company stood on parade
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  • After the banner was marched into position on the parade ground, the four full guards on parade fired volleys in the ripple-effect drill movement known as Fieu de Joie or Joy of Sound.
  • The parade saw more than 1,500 reservists on parade watched by an audience of several thousand in the Horse Guards arena.
  • A flag-raising ritual and presentation of wreaths were held to mark the occasion while the members of the 28th Infantry Battalion performed military drills on parade.
1.1On public display: politicians are always on parade
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  • Weather conditions were ideal and crowds of people lined the streets to watch the various floats on parade and enjoy the singing, dancing and entertainment.
  • Homesewn designs of the new millennium have been on parade this week in the four-day Bulgarian Fashion Forum which closes tonight.
  • When the Secretary of State is asleep, on holiday, or feels that this is not a moment of maximum advantage, then the lower ranks are on parade.
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Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtərpsikəˈrēən
adjective
of or relating to dancing