making yourself look like a jackass or an asshole, being a dick. embarrassing yourself or the people you are with in public or in front of other people, usually by doing something socially unacceptable. exposing your true colors in a negative way. also, having a nasty attitude in a public setting.
When my husband started that argument, yelling all our personal business while we were out in the street, he didn't do anything but show his ass to the neighbors.

when you decided to dance with that tramp instead of your girlfriend, that's when you decided to show your ass.
by Viral_Insanity April 28, 2010
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Used to describe when someone tries to elevate themselves and ends up exposing their ignorance (or flaws, etc).

The further an unsuitable person is promoted, the more obvious his inadequacies become. In various more or less polite forms.
"Way to show your ass, broham. You really are an Internet Tough Guy. "

The filthe of her foli aperith more, as the filthe of the hynd partis of an ape aperith more, whanne he stieth climbs on high.
- c 1395 Wyclif Bible (1850) Proverbs iii. 35 (gloss)

He doth like the ape that the higher he clymbes the more he shows his ars.

-c 1594 Bacon Promus 102

The higher you climb, the more you shew your A—.

-1743 Pope Dunciad iv. 157 (note)

The higher a monkey climbs, the more he shows of his tail. - various
by Harry_Manback October 18, 2009
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To make a scene or a spectacle of yourself sometimes in an obnoxious or uncouth way.
The reason why I don't want to hang with you anymore cause you like showing your ass everywhere we go.

If you get drunk at the club and start showing your ass I'm gonna leave your ass there.
by Mackendeez May 30, 2018
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This means that you are being extra, doing something you don't usually do to appeal to others, often pissing off or making your other friends uncomfortable
Jessica, you were really showing your ass to impress people at that party. Chill out.
by GottaLoveSarcasm April 27, 2017
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this phrase is meant as another way of saying you have a piss kink
god show me your ass
by GARBAGEMAN12 April 15, 2021
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