One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The top gallery in a theatre where the cheaper seats are located.
- ‘She observed that planthoppers in the peanut gallery would lift a foot or two, presumably for better hearing: the other feet, bearing more weight, thus became more sensitive to vibration.’
- ‘When Kate next saw Holly it was from the peanut gallery.’
- ‘I can already hear ten thousand asthmatic cries of disbelief rising in the peanut gallery.’
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