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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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Examples for instant replay
  • It has already taken a step in that direction by authorising instant replay on contested home run calls.
  • Unlike sports fans dissecting a pivotal football play, scientists studying evolution don't have the luxury of instant replay.
  • Here's why it's time for instant replay in major league baseball.
  • In the slow-mo instant replay, the flies' bodies react to a swatter well before their wings carry them to safety.
  • With the exception of questionable home runs, there is no instant replay in baseball.
  • As the crowd booed the officials upstairs reviewed the dance on instant replay.
  • The buttons allow instant replay: the speeches, the spectacle, the grand finale.
  • The opening sequence is a real challenge for viewers who expect every plot point to come with color commentary and instant replay.
  • For one thing, something as glaringly new as instant replay for home runs cannot be ignored.
  • Scoring is far simpler and coaches can challenge up to four calls a match using instant replay.
British Dictionary definitions for instant replay

instant replay

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

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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