Meaning of “play to the gallery” in the English Dictionary

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"play to the gallery" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “play to the gallery” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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