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instant replay

noun
1.
Also called, British, action replay. Television.
  1. the recording and immediate rebroadcasting of a segment of a live television broadcast, especially of a sports event:
    an instant replay of the touchdown pass.
  2. a segment recorded and immediately rebroadcast.
2.
Informal. the repetition, review, or reenactment of something immediately or soon after its initial occurrence.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for instant re play

instant replay

noun
1.
another name for action replay
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Slang definitions & phrases for instant re play

instant replay

noun phrase

Immediate repetition and additional judgment: If anyone mistakes the new regimen for freedom, the full trappings of martial law remain available for instant replay

[1970s+; fr the re-viewing of a sports play on television, sometimes in order to confirm or change an official's call]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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