Mexican wave


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Mexican wave

n
(General Sporting Terms) the rippling effect produced when the spectators in successive sections of a sports stadium stand up while raising their arms and then sit down
[C20: so called because it was first demonstrated at the World Cup in Mexico in 1986]
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Mexican wave

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The players won't be tired." Milutinovic, whose two brothers played for the Yugoslavian national team, is partly credited with the invention of the Mexican wave that has spread across the world.
Castle Square will be transformed with Mexican decorations, themed circus skills, face painting, tarot card readings, Swansea's biggest Mexican wave, as well as limbo and hottest chilli tasting contests, ahead of a free screening of Disney Pixar's COCO.
You can often tell the quality of a match at a packed stadium by when the first Mexican wave starts: 21 minutes was the answer here and it was probably overdue.
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British Prime Minister Theresa May is making waves online over her attempt to take part in a Mexican wave. (Photo courtesy: Twitter)
I HOPE Julia Keys knows there's a Mexican wave of outrage sweeping the country on her behalf.
Sachin!" Soon, the fans started doing the Mexican Wave, and all the shy Tendulkar could do was to wave his hand in acknowledgement.
ANCHOR took part in a worldwide Mexican wave to celebrate International Care Home open day and opened their doors with a Mexican theme.
Thirty Seconds to Mars, Metro Radio Arena WHEN lead singer Jared Leto ordered "Everybody scream", the audience erupted into a euphoric frenzy and a Mexican wave swept the thousands of fans.
The French Open has already featured two incidents with Ukraine's Sergiy Stakhovsky using his phone to take a picture of a ball imprint after a contentious line call and local favourite Gael Monfils snapping a Mexican wave in the crowd.
"We're trying to start a Mexican wave of goodwill," said Mr Peverell.