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

"play to the gallery" in British English

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play to the gallery

to ​behave in a way ​intended to make ​peopleadmire or ​support you: Politicians these ​days are more ​interested in ​playing to the ​gallery than ​exercisingrealinfluence on ​worldevents.
(Definition of play to the gallery from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “play to the gallery”
in Chinese (Simplified) 哗众取宠…
in Chinese (Traditional) 嘩眾取寵…
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