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dress rehearsal

the last complete rehearsal of a play or other work, using costumes, scenery, lighting, etc., as for the first night
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Moseley Mariners retained top spot in the Coronation Premier after pulling off a 3-0 win over Videotone - in what proved a dress rehersal for the Keeley Cup Final.
THE Chinese and Russians are expected to make it an uncomfortable Olympic dress rehersal for Gillian O'Sullivan in the IAAF World Race Walking Cup in Germany tomorrow.
He sees the Coca-Cola Cup final - and maybe even the FA Cup final - as an important dress rehersal for the biggest game of his life at Wembley in June.