a sneak preview

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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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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Summary: Fans of Dallas have been given a sneak preview of what the new series will have to offer.
Bryan, an honorary graduate of the university, spoke to students about his work, and gave them a sneak preview of his latest graphic novel, Grandville 2 - Mon Amour, which will be available from December.
THE Grinning Idiot Comedy Club, one of the North East's biggest comedy organisations, is giving regional audiences to a sneak preview of some Edinburgh Festival's hotly-tipped shows this summer.
WRITER Jake Arnott gives a sneak preview of his latest novel at a special event at the Bluecoat this week.
A sneak preview of what designers are offering for the coming fall and winter season will take your breath away.
Neil Atkinson hosted 75 Culture Club members at Newcastle's Laing Art Gallery where he gave them a sneak preview of his new work and spoke about his TV series, called A Moment in Time.
Britney Spears has given a sneak preview of her cameo on hit US series Glee.