“You should've been there! Obie showed off his dance moves!”

English Lesson: You should've been there! Obie showed off his dance moves!

You went to a party this weekend. You're talking to a friend who was invited, but didn't go. You describe something fun that happened at the party.

You should've been there! Obie showed off his dance moves!

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You should have been there!

Say this when something fun or entertaining happened, but the listener wasn't around to experience it. It means something lilke "If you were there, you would have enjoyed what happened."

When you use this phrase, you sound excited and happy.

show off (something)

"Showing off" something means showing people something good that you have or that you did.

You can "show off" things like:

  • your nice house
  • your guitar-playing skill
  • your very handsome boyfriend

You use the phrase like this:

I want to show off the necklace I got.

You can also use "show off" by itself:

He's always showing off.

In this case, "showing off" means acting in a way to make people impressed with you.

dance moves

When people dance, they usually repeat certain "dance moves". Each dance move is a sequence of movements that look cool together.

Some famous dance moves have names, like:

  • The Worm
  • The Moonwalk
  • The Robot
  • The Can Can
  • The Twist