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An event, person, or thing that attracts a large audience.
- ‘She is much anthologised, frequently quoted and feted by the organisers of literary festivals and the like who can recognise a crowd-puller when they see one.’
- ‘It may only be January but work is already under way to make sure the August crowd-puller gets off the ground and is a huge success.’
- ‘But 15 years on it is one of motorcycle sport's biggest crowd-pullers.’
- ‘Another crowd-puller was a racing go-kart designed as a class project by last year's mechanical engineering students.’
- ‘You can't deny that the exhibits are crowd-pullers, but they are not going to get maximum attention on their own.’
- ‘The cars are crowd-pullers and appear around the country at stately homes, shopping centres and country fairs.’
- ‘Beauty queens and film stars may be good crowd-pullers but people are no longer gullible to vote for them.’
- ‘Live shows and film stars are sure crowd-pullers.’
- ‘With the school Easter holiday imminent - traditionally the moment when the tourist season kicks off in earnest - visitor attractions around the region are revealing their new crowd-pullers.’
- ‘Much is riding on the new one-day format's capacity to attract young and old to a version of the game which is played midweek up and down the country in club cricket but has never before been offered up as a county crowd-puller.’
- ‘The Mastiff was a big crowd-puller in the recently concluded championship dog show in the city.’
- ‘An improvement might have been the inclusion of two Polish composers who are real crowd-pullers.’
- ‘Easter bookings don't give enough time to get crowd-pullers.’
- ‘Successive fashion events like the India Fashion Week, held this time in Mumbai, have come to be major crowd-pullers, attracting people even from foreign countries.’
- ‘Limerick, city and county, presents dozens of excellent cultural and other events annually but most of them are more niche attractions than mass crowd-pullers lasting a week or more.’
- ‘But the real crowd-pullers have been the ‘concept’ cars and bikes showcasing future technologies and raising the aspirations of customers.’
- ‘Big supermarket chains are using petrol as a crowd-puller so that more people will come into their stores.’
- ‘What is an American movie if not a crowd-puller?’
- ‘At times, he has been a thorn in the side of successive political leaders, but as an orator he is one of the best crowd-pullers in the party.’
- ‘Baby elephant Kito has been a crowd-puller with thousands of visitors flocking to the zoo to catch their first glimpse of him.’
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