Now, in fairness, the schedule of the U.S. Open is less like the Super Bowl or the World Series than a three-ring circus.
In any case, this sort of peculiar programming has made the Cannes festival an annual three-ring circus for film buffs.
In 1993, the shows moved to big white tents in Bryant Park and took on the feel of a three-ring circus.
With all the activities of the school taking place at once, we were as excited as two boys seeing their first three-ring circus.
Though she loved the girl as her own, there were times when she felt that running a three-ring circus would be much easier.
They had a gang of stevedores working there clock-like, as those fellows work around the big tents of a three-ring circus.
He is a three-ring circus and concert all by himself, but he doesn't know it, and that's what makes him so good.
She drew up close to one wall and watched; she might have been an excited child at a three-ring circus.