play to the gallery

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of play to the gallery

: 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

play play
  1. : swordplay

  2. : game, sport

  3. : the conduct, course, or action of a game

  1. : to engage in sport or recreation : frolic

  2. : to have sexual relations

  3. : to move aimlessly about : trifle

gallery play
  1. : a roofed promenade : colonnade

  2. : corridor

  3. : an outdoor balcony


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