Synonyms for grandstand
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GRANDSTAND
How are you going to do it—after you've finished your grandstand plays?
He stared at the grandstand with a bewildered, appealing face.
"I don't play to the grandstand," growled the grouchy pitcher.
The girls stood up in the grandstand and waved their banners gaily.
He jammed on his cap and stepped out from behind the grandstand.
He was being greeted on all sides by those on the grandstand, but he had eyes for only one.
They were at a section of the grandstand at the end of the field.
He was relieved when they had scrambled up the steps under the grandstand.
I made a grandstand play for others, but was turned down hard.
“No; wait until they need it,” suggested Sid Henderson, who was in the grandstand.
"main seating for spectators at an outdoor event," 1834, from grand (adj.)+ stand. The verb meaning "to show off" is student slang from 1895, from grandstand player, attested in baseball slang from 1888.
Cf. British gallery hit (1882) "showy play by a batsman in cricket, 'intended to gain applause from uncritical spectators'" [OED]. Related: grandstanding.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR GRANDSTAND
- attract attention
- blow one's own horn
- blow smoke
- congratulate oneself
- flatter oneself
- give a good account of oneself
- hug oneself
- lay on thick
- show off
- sound off
- talk big