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amateur night

noun
1.
an entertainment featuring amateur performers, often in competition for prizes.
2.
Informal. an example of or situation marked by flagrant ineptitude:
Critics say it's been amateur night at the embassy since the new ambassador took over.
Also called amateur hour.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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amateur night

noun phrase
  1. Any occasion on which professionals do a bad or mediocre job: After the third inning it was strictly amateur night
  2. A casual sex act done with a person who is not a prostitute

[fr the occasions when amateurs are allowed to perform at venues or on broadcasts]


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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