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English definition of “play to the gallery”

play to the gallery

to behave in a way intended to make people admire or support you: Politicians these days are more interested in playing to the gallery than exercising real influence on world events .Attention-seeking, distracting and showing off
(Definition of play to the gallery from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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