photo opportunity
noun Date: 1972 a situation or event that lends itself to and is often arranged expressly for the taking of pictures that give favorable publicity to the individuals photographed

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  • photo opportunity — ☆ photo opportunity n. an opportunity, as at a specially chosen public event, for a politician or other celebrity to be photographed by the press, TV, etc. in a way expected to afford favorable publicity: also Informal photo op [äp] or photo op n …   English World dictionary

  • photo opportunity — photo opportunities N COUNT If a politician or other public figure arranges a photo opportunity, they invite the newspapers and television to photograph them doing something which they think will interest or impress the public …   English dictionary

  • photo opportunity — ► NOUN ▪ a photocall …   English terms dictionary

  • photo opportunity — noun an occasion that lends itself to (or is deliberately arranged for) taking photographs that provide favorable publicity for those who are photographed • Syn: ↑photo op • Hypernyms: ↑affair, ↑occasion, ↑social occasion, ↑function, ↑social… …   Useful english dictionary

  • photo opportunity — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms photo opportunity : singular photo opportunity plural photo opportunities an occasion when a politician or other famous person can be photographed, especially while they are doing something that will make… …   English dictionary

  • photo opportunity — photo oppor.tunity n a chance for someone such as a politician to be photographed for a newspaper in a way that will make them look good …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • photo opportunity — photo oppor,tunity noun count an occasion when a politician or other famous person can be photographed, especially while they are doing something that will make people have a good opinion of them …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • photo opportunity — noun Any occasion in which a politician or other celebrity may be photographed to their advantage. Short form: photo op …   Wiktionary

  • photo opportunity — a brief period set aside for the media to take photographs of a high government official or celebrity, usually immediately before or after a newsworthy event. [1975 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • photo opportunity —    An occasion that lends itself to (or is deliberately arranged for) taking photographs that provide favourable publicity for those who are photographed. In political life, they are carefully stagemanaged events designed to portray public… …   Glossary of UK Government and Politics

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