play to the gallery

Definition of play to the gallery

  1. :  to do things that one thinks will be popular among many people instead of doing what one thinks is right a governor who refuses to play to the gallery

Word by Word Definitions

playplay
  1. :  swordplay

    :  game, sport

    :  the conduct, course, or action of a game

  1. :  to engage in sport or recreation :  frolic

    :  to have sexual relations

    :  to move aimlessly about :  trifle

galleryplay
  1. :  a roofed promenade :  colonnade

    :  corridor

    :  an outdoor balcony


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holding stubbornly to a belief or view

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