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English definition of “play to the gallery”

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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.
Translations of “play to the gallery”
in Chinese (Traditional) 嘩眾取寵…
in Chinese (Simplified) 哗众取宠…
(Definition of play to the gallery from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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