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To play with one eye on the gallery. To work for popularity. As an actor who sacrifices his author for popular applause, or a stump political orator “orates” to catch votes.

“The instant we begin to think about success and the effect of our work—to play with one eye on the gallery—we lose power, and touch, and everything else.”—Rudyard Kipling: The Light that Failed.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Galerana (g hard)
Galère
Galesus (g hard)
Galiana (g hard)
Galimaufrey or Gallimaufrey (g hard)
Gall and Wormwood
Gall of Bitterness (The)
Gall of Pigeons
Gall’s Bell (St.)
Gallant (g hard)
Gallery
Galley (g hard)
Galley Pence
Gallia (g hard)
Gallia Braccata [trousered Gaul]
Gallia Comata
Gallicenæ
Gallicism (g hard)
Gallicum Merleburgæ
Galligantus
Gallimaufry