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sneak preview

A viewing or attendance of something before it is ready to be shown or released to the general public. Film journalists across the state were invited to a sneak preview of the new blockbuster in Hollywood. During the interview, I was given a sneak preview of the latest sculpture she's been working on.
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sneak preview

An advance showing of something, as in It was supposed to be bad luck but she gave the bridegroom a sneak preview of her wedding gown . This expression originated in the 1930s for a single public showing of a motion picture before its general release, and in succeeding decades was transferred to other undertakings.
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a ˌsneak ˈpreview

an opportunity to look at or watch something, for example a book or a film/movie, before it is shown to the public: She gave me a sneak preview of her latest painting.
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The biggest challenge facing online marketers today is to design for the preview pane and ever-shrinking real estate of the email inbox," said Stefan Pollard, Director of Consulting, EmailLabs.
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ROUND ROCK, Texas -- Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) is leading an effort to promote one of this summer's most anticipated blockbusters, "X-Men: The Last Stand," with the sweepstakes giveaway of a collector's edition XPS gaming desktop and an exclusive online viewing of a seven-minute preview of the new movie.
IMAKE -- the leading provider of open solutions that enable the seamless delivery and management of interactive, IPTV and On Demand broadband services -- has been selected to provide On Demand viewing support for Home Preview Channel programs.
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