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Difference between Dog and pony show and Show pony

dog and pony showan elaborate presentation of a new product, program, etc. designed to impress an audience:

  • They did a “dog and pony show” for all the faculty and handed out a survey to gauge interest.

show pony—(UK coll.) an attractive fashionable person, especially a performer who enjoys being in the limelight:

  • While on tour, he was the target of an infamous comment from Geoffrey who alleged that Cork was a “show pony.”