Definition of dress rehearsal noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    dress rehearsal

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  1. 1the final practice of a play in the theater, using the clothes and lights that will be used for the real performance
  2. 2(figurative) The earlier protests had just been dress rehearsals for full-scale revolution.
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