peanut gallery

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Synonyms for peanut gallery

(figurative) people whose criticisms are regarded as irrelevant or insignificant (resembling uneducated people who throw peanuts on the stage to express displeasure with a performance)

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rearmost or uppermost area in the balcony containing the least expensive seats

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After sitting up on the hill in the peanut gallery all day, nearly anything can happen.
amp;uot; In The Peanut Gallery, visitors can take a look at famous Peanut Gallery alumni, join the new online Peanut Gallery, or send their stories in to the &uot;Howdy Doody Great Peanut Search&uot; for people who sat in that hallowed place during the show when they were kids.
Harry himself has opted to not make it a deal-breaker, but some members of the peanut gallery may think and feel otherwise.
Immediately, there is commentary from both sides of the peanut gallery.
Jake shook our hands and the peanut gallery cat-called about our tardiness and hair styles.
The two have spent night after night up in the peanut gallery, gazing down at the dazzle of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.
Time will (soon) tell, of course, so antsy eavesdroppers, peeping Toms and members of the peanut gallery just have to wait a few more weeks for proof positive to-advance to be recognized.
I got to see a bunch of my old friends from my college days and heckle and cheer with/hem from the peanut gallery, It was the kind of good time you think of when you think "backyard barbecue blow-out.
For her part, it's a testament to Denise's no-frills judiciousness that she manages to avoid playing to the peanut gallery.
But, no, JC refused to 'overact and overreact' by playing to the peanut gallery.
That provoked a lot of laughs from the lady of the house and the peanut gallery, but I had the last one.
WE PATRONIZE indie films not because they're seamless, but because they often offer a different-and more realistic-perspective on significant themes that the mainstream industry deems too provocative for the peanut gallery they cater to to appreciate.
Unlike Pokwang and Melai Cantiveros, Kiray doesn't always play to the peanut gallery.
There were cheers and jeers from the peanut gallery.
The movie and its characters happily play to the peanut gallery, but fail to say anything significant.