peanut gallery

peanut gallery

noun
1.
Informal. the rearmost and cheapest section of seats in the balcony or the uppermost balcony of a theater.
2.
Slang. a source of insignificant criticism: No remarks from the peanut gallery!

Origin:
1885–90, Americanism

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peanut gallery

noun
1. (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); "he ignored complaints from the peanut gallery" 
2. rearmost or uppermost area in the balcony containing the least expensive seats [syn: second balcony
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