casting-couch

casting couch

noun Facetious.
a couch in the office of a casting director, supposedly used with actors or actresses willing to trade sexual favors for roles.

Origin:
1940–45

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casting couch
 
n
informal a couch on which a casting director is said to seduce women seeking a part in a film or play

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casting couch definition


  1. n.
    a legendary couch found in the offices of casting directors for use in seducing young people by offering them roles. : They say the director got his job on the casting couch, too.
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