Definition of casting couch in English:

casting couch

Syllabification: cast·ing couch

noun

informal
Used in reference to the supposed practice whereby actors or actresses are awarded parts in movies, 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?

Definition of casting couch in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day deictic
Pronunciation: ˈdeɪktɪk
adjective
denoting a word whose meaning depends on context...