Definition of casting couch in English:

Share this entry

casting couch

Pronunciation: /ˈkastiNG kouCH/


Used in reference to the supposed practice whereby actors or actresses are awarded parts in films, plays, or other productions in return for granting sexual favors to the casting director: she was no stranger to the casting couch
More example sentences
  • Have you ever auditioned for someone and they pulled out the casting couch?
  • The formula is as old as the casting couch, but it's what you do with it that matters.
  • Has he ever personally been tempted to lure some sultry ‘marginal person’ onto the casting couch before getting them work?
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.