Definition of ringside seat in English:

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ringside seat

noun

1A seat immediately adjacent to a boxing ring.
Example sentences
  • A film like this succeeds not only because of the story and characters, but because the fight scenes are filmed in such a way that we're in the ring with the fighters, not merely spectators watching from a ringside seat.
  • I had a ringside seat for what could be a fight to the death.
  • It is difficult to know whether to laugh at, or cry for, the unfortunates who shelled out up to £500 each for ringside seats at the ‘fight’ last Saturday night.
1.1An advantageous position from which to observe or monitor something: when the war in the air got under way, the site of the bungalow gave an awesome ringside seat of events
More example sentences
  • He has been a foreign correspondent for 20 years with a ringside seat at many major international events.
  • He spends a lot of his time holed up in safe flats, and, peeking out of the window, has a ringside seat at much military action, but remains strangely marginalised.
  • They'll get a ringside seat as the youngsters develop and will be able to watch as they take their maiden flight from the tree-top nest.
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