- to act in a manner intended to please those in the gallery
- to try to win the approval of the public, esp. in an obvious or showy way
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Origin of Gallery
From Old French galerie, gallerie (“a long portico, a gallery”), from Medieval Latin galeria (“gallery”), perhaps an alteration of galilea "church porch," probably from Latin Galilaea, Galilee, region of Palestine. More at Galilee.
Middle English galerie from Old French from Old North French galilee galilee galilee
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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