spectator sport

noun

Definition of spectator sport

1 : a sport (such as football, baseball, ice hockey, etc.) that many people watch
2 : something that people watch other people do without becoming involved themselves For many, politics has become a spectator sport.

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“Spectator sport.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spectator%20sport. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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