Definition of photo op in English:

photo op

Pronunciation /ˈfōtō äp/ /ˈfoʊdoʊ ɑp/


informal North American
another term for photo opportunity
  • ‘The Americans continue to use the distribution of humanitarian aid as a photo op, leading to unfair distribution of food and water, with the strongest being in a position to steal much of the aid.’
  • ‘When a candidate does a photo op in a store or restaurant, I go, have a leisurely lunch and then come back later and ask the proprietor to re-create the whole event as though it were a crime scene.’
  • ‘These two saw the religious character as a good photo op.’
  • ‘This was a photo op for purely political purposes.’
  • ‘Is it a sexy photo op for politicians and artists?’
  • ‘I was outraged and disgusted, and I just think it's a photo op.’
  • ‘This is, of course, an elaborate photo op, not actual combat.’
  • ‘That's right - he as you saw just a moment ago has made the ritual walk to the podium to do what is billed as an audio check, a check of the house, but it is really a photo op.’
  • ‘And, you know, that's better than having a big meeting with a photo op with the president in the Oval Office.’
  • ‘Yes, the one praying is so obviously a behind-the-scenes picture that never could have been taken in a normal photo op.’
  • ‘I can imagine some may call this more of a photo op than a summit.’
  • ‘The June 30th date is clearly meaningless except as a photo op for domestic political consumption.’
  • ‘And you can bet that if our welcome was anything like that, there would have been a photo op and a wave of planted stories.’
  • ‘So, you can have the photo op, but you've got to ask the question: What about this particular issue as well?’
  • ‘And so, if he ends up eroding some of his domestic support to do this, this ends up being a photo op.’
  • ‘This was actually a photo op so we were not permitted to ask any questions.’
  • ‘You could see the struggle in his face as he weighed whether cutting into it was a photo op he wanted to partake in.’
  • ‘I went mostly for the free food and drinks, although I did get coralled into a photo op.’
  • ‘A politician out fishing on a ripping stream or clear lake makes a fine photo op, a manufactured image of a wholesome person who cherishes nature.’
  • ‘In fact, he accepted a Congressional Medal of Honor from President Nixon, in a photo op staged to counter the antiwar protests.’


photo op

/ˈfōtō äp/ /ˈfoʊdoʊ ɑp/