counterattraction


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counterattraction

(ˈkaʊntərəˌtrækʃən)
n
a rival attraction
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Noun1.counterattraction - a rival attraction
attraction - an entertainment that is offered to the public
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And with no counterattraction, they are hoping for their biggest gate of the season.
There's simply no contest between the relegation-threatened Dragons' must-win League One clash with Brentford and the counterattraction of Liverpool's Champions League semi-final second leg with Chelsea.
Walking Day was founded by a former Rector, the Rev Horace Powys, as a counterattraction to Newton Races which were said to be luring townsfolk into drink and gambling.
Organisers' fears that the counterattraction of England playing in the World Cup would take its toll on the competition proved groundless as the youngsters provided one of the best meetings for years.
About 1,400 competitors are expected despite the counterattraction of the Great North Run.
Limerick will be delighted with the number of runners this afternoon, given the counterattraction of Leopardstown, although the feature Grade 3 Dorans Pride Novice Hurdle has attracted just five participants.
The weather and the counterattraction of Ayr United playing Kilmarnock at home in the Scottish Cup helped keep numbers down at the track, but course spokesman Ian Ferguson said: "The crowd is 1,600 and we're quite satisfied with that, particularly as the weather could hardly have been worse.
Luca Cumani cites the breeding industry's infatuation with speed, which causes Derby winners to be brought back in trip rather than given a mile-and-a-half programme, and John Gosden refers to the counterattraction of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe meeting at Longchamp as "probably the greatest day's racing in Europe".
The event was designed to be a counterattraction to the boozy activities at the annual Race Week at nearby Newcastle Racecourse.