crash the gate

crash the gate

To attend an event, such as a concert, sports match, or party, without being invited or paying to get in. That's way too much money to see them in concert, let's just crash the gate and see them on the sly! There's always a few who crash the gate at my party and end up causing trouble.
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crash the gate

Gain admittance, as to a party or concert, without being invited or without paying. For example, The concert was outdoors, but heavy security prevented anyone from crashing the gate. This term originally applied to persons getting through the gate at sports events without buying tickets. By the 1920s it was extended to being an uninvited guest at other gatherings and had given rise to the noun gatecrasher for one who did so. [Early 1900s]
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Islamabad, June 21 (ANI): Pakistan has lodged a strong protest with the United States against the conduct of American troops who tried to crash the gate at Frontier Corps Complex in Peshawar a few days ago.
The ambiguous and still evolving status of women in modern Iran is explored in Tahmineh Milani's The Fifth Reaction, which the instructors describe as "a feminist car chase movie" set in Iran's Persian Gulf Coast; Offside, a quirky 2006 film by Jafar Pahani about Iranian girls trying to crash the gate at the 2006 World Cup soccer championship match in Tehran; and the surreal imagery of The Day I Became A Woman, the cinematic debut of Makhmalbaf's wife Marzieh Meshkini.
They filled poor people's empty stomachs with rice and lentils, using them to crash the gates of the nation's great seats of power: the legislature (the Parliament), the Cabinet, the judiciary, the police establishment and the army.