standing ovation

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standing ovation (plural standing ovations)

  1. Enthusiastic applause given by people who rise from a sitting position
    • 2011 November 12, “International friendly: England 1-0 Spain”, BBC Sport:
      Lescott gave his finest England performance alongside his former Everton team-mate Phil Jagielka, who also excelled despite playing with a fractured toe, while Parker was given a deserved standing ovation when he was substituted late on.

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