amateur-night

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:
1930–35

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