a sneak peek


1. a brief glimpse or showing of something






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take a sneak peek at something

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This expression is common in both a social and professional context and is usually used in two different ways. Firstly, you can take a brief and furtive look at something that you particularly are not allowed to see, or that is generally supposed to be kept a secret. Secondly, you can be given a chance to see at least part of something that has not yet been made public or fully available. 'A sneak preview' has a similar meaning.

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  1. I really wanted to know what present Alice got me, so when she wasn't looking I took a sneak peek under the wrapping paper.
  2. A special screening was set up to give 10 lucky fans a sneak peek at the new blockbuster movie.

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  1. The company offered a select group of journalists the chance to have a sneak peek at their new product before the official launch later this month.
  2. If you want a sneak peek at what we're working on, feel free to sit in on our meeting tomorrow morning.

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