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play in Peoria

Be acceptable to the average consumer or constituent. For example, We've tested this new soup in several markets, but will it play in Peoria? This expression originated among touring theater companies trying to make sure their productions would win favor in America's heartland, symbolized by the small city of Peoria, Illinois.
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play in Peoria

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To be acceptable to average constituents or consumers.
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Peoria is known for quality schools and well-planned residential neighborhoods.
At the Caterpillar site in East Peoria, the RM80 processed approximately 6,600 tons of concrete slabs in about 10 days.
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Peoria Justice of the Peace Lex Anderson barred the student from having any contact with Moore.
119 North Peoria Street #2C, Chicago, Illinois 60607
A few years ago, Charlotte Gates of Peoria, Illinois, had a son with Chris Winder.
The Peoria Journal Star adopted employee ownership several years ago to avoid being taken over by a chain, and in the process became something of a mini-chain itself.
3 million people in 20 counties in the Peoria, Bloomington, Champaign, and Decatur areas of Illinois.
A smart move to restore the rights of law-abiding citizens," is how ISRA Executive Director Richard Pearson is characterizing the Peoria City Council's recent decision to repeal restrictions on armed self-defense.
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Today, the Clippers are expected to select Shaun Livingston, an 18-year- old high school star from Peoria, Ill.
119 North Peoria Street, #2C, Chicago, Illinois 60607
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