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rubber-chicken circuit

[ruhb-er-chik-uh n, -in] /ˈrʌb ərˈtʃɪk ən, -ɪn/
noun, Informal.
1.
a monotonous round of dinners, often featuring chicken, that a lecturer or political candidate is obliged to attend.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60
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Contemporary definitions for rubber-chicken circuit
noun

a series of fund-raising dinners for a politician

Word Origin

referring to standard unappetizing, rubbery chicken served at such dinners

Usage Note

politics

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