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grandstand play

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  • noun idiomatic, sports A successful play or other manoeuvre during a sporting competition in which one or more players shows off unnecessarily in order to entertain or impress the spectators.
  • noun idiomatic, by extension An action or stratagem that is excessively dramatic or sensational and that is intended to appeal to members of the public or to a particular audience.

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