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noun [countable] sideshow pronunciation in British English /ˈsaɪdˌʃəʊ/
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    something unimportant that takes your attention away from something more important that is happening at the same time

    The incident was a damaging and distracting sideshow.


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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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