English version

spectator sport in Sport topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishspectator sportspecˈtator ˌsport / $ ˈ... ˌ./ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 DSa sport that people go and watch2 something that you watch rather than take part in – usually used humorously 🔊 Life is not a spectator sport.
Examples from the Corpus
spectator sportRugby has become big business and a spectator sport.Mathematics is not a spectator sport.Sport may be taken too seriously; high-performance spectator sport is arguably too central to our lives already.More than £1 billion is bet on greyhound racing each year in what is Britain's most popular spectator sport.Marina took charge of Lucy, and she relaxed: Marina drawing people out was spectator sport.