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spectator sport

noun [C] uk   us  
a sport that people go to watch: Football is certainly the biggest spectator sport in Britain.
Translations of “spectator sport”
in Chinese (Traditional) 開放民眾觀賞的體育項目…
in Chinese (Simplified) 观赏性体育项目…
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