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play doctor

noun, Theater.
a person, usually a professional playwright, employed to improve a script, especially shortly before the play's opening.
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First recorded in 1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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play doctor


A writer who specializes in altering and improving other writers' plays (1940s+ Theater)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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