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Synonyms for sideshow

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sideshownoun

    a subordinate incident of little importance relative to the main event

    "instruction is not an educational sideshow"

  2. sideshownoun

    a minor show that is part of a larger one (as at the circus)

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  1. List of paraphrases for "sideshow":

    tahiti, circus, cirque

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  1. Bob Cressman:

    I hope that it opens peoples’ eyes and broadens their understanding of that part of the war, for the people fighting, it certainly wasn’t a sideshow, it was deadly serious business.

  2. Rich Noyes:

    It seems high and mighty of the Huffington Post to decide who is and who isn't a real candidate when Donald Trump is leading in the Republican polls right now, they wouldn't have taken kindly if the rest of the media had treated Arianna Huffington's run for governor of California as a sideshow. I would say it's up to the voters to decide who is a real candidate and who is not.

  3. David Axelrod:

    The media began by covering Trump as a sideshow, then grew more aggressive in challenging him on his 'facts', and now is more actively commenting on the character of his campaign.

  4. Marco Rubio:

    These kinds of theatrics by Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are an entertaining sideshow, but they have nothing to do with defeating Hillary Clinton, i'm going to stay focused on uniting the Republican party so we can defeat Hillary Clinton and turn the page on eight years of liberal failure. We don't have time for these kinds of distractions.

  5. Gavin Newsom:

    James Gallagher knows that James Gallagher’s in trouble, and James Gallagher’s using this as a sideshow distraction to introduce another gun law, so hopefully people will not see and pay attention to James Gallagher terrible record on their quality of life, the governor needs to focus his efforts on things that will lower the cost of living for Californians, actually solve homelessness, instead of one-off gestures that are n’t going to do anything to stop gun violence.


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