Verbal Ability - Idioms and Phrases - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Idioms and Phrases - Section 2 (Q.No. 10)
Directions to Solve
In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicised and underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of idiom/phrase.

Companies producing goods play to the gallery to boost their sales.
cater to the public taste
attempt to appeal to popular taste
depend upon the public for approval
Answer: Option
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Shivani said:   1 decade ago
To spend time doing or saying things that will make people admire or support you, instead of dealing with more important matters.

Ch_bhanu said:   1 decade ago
play to the gallery: to behave in a way intended to make people admire or support you.

Sukalpa said:   1 decade ago
So why can't b be the answer? its the same thing right?

Monik@ said:   1 decade ago
Play to the gallery and play to the crowd.

To perform in a manner that will get the strong approval of the audience; to perform in a manner that will get the approval of the lower elements in the audience. John is a competent actor, but he has a tendency to play to the crowd. When he made the rude remark, he was just playing to the gallery.

Banda Akhil said:   7 years ago
Why can't option 'B' be the answer?

Priyanka said:   5 years ago
I can't understand, someone explain it briefly.

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